Well here is a case where this lad was sentenced like he should of…great to see justice served for once instead of a joke of a sentence…
The boy, then aged 14, and friend Roderick James Weazel, then aged 17, murdered Henry Thomas Chalker, 52, near Musgrave Park in Brisbane’s West End, on July 6, 2008.
The boys had been sniffing paint and drank a bottle of bourbon before launching the attack on Mr Chalker as he walked down the street.
The 14-year-old – who cannot be named – then used a fence paling to strike Mr Chalker in the head seven times, while Weazel stomped on his upper body.
Mr Chalker died at the scene from massive head injuries, including a shattered skull, a ruptured brain and internal bleeding.
The two were convicted of murder on October 22.
He maintains his innocence.
Sentencing Justice Richard Chesterman applied the maximum penalty, saying the attack was unprovoked, the violence gratuitous and no remorse had been shown.
“It was an attack marked by ferocity,” he told the Brisbane court.
“You ignored … Mr Chalker’s plea for … life.
“You are a danger to society.”
The court heard the boy lived an irregular life: he left home in Cherbourg at 14 to live on the streets in Brisbane, and fathered two children to older women.
About two dozen friends and relatives packed the public gallery for the sentencing. Some gasped, others began crying and one started swearing when the sentence was read.
The boy’s defence barrister David Shepherd unsuccessfully urged Justice Chesterman to be lenient and take into account the boy’s age at the time of the offence.
He said no one could find a case where the convicted murderer was so young.
“I have not been able to find any instance where a person of that age has been sentenced for this offence,” he said.
He asked for a 12-year sentence, saying the attack wasn’t a premeditated one, it was a spur of the moment thing, and the teenager had been affected by alcohol.
The youth will be transferred to an adult jail when he turns 18 next July.
Weazel was earlier sentenced to life in jail.