Court Case Study: R Vs. Kieran Loveridge

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R v Loveridge
7th July 2012


Kieran Loveridge, the offender, pleaded guilty to an indictment containing five counts of offending, all of which occurred on July 7, 2012 in Kings Cross, a suburb of Potts Point. There are three charges of common assault, one charge of assault causing actual bodily harm, and one charge of manslaughter by an unlawful and dangerous act. The offender was in Court on October 25th, 2013 to be sentenced for each of these offences.

Offender's charges and sentence

For the third count, assaulting Matthew Serrao, the offender was sentenced to four months in prison, beginning on September 18, 2012 and ending on January 17, 2013.

For the fourth count, assaulting Rhyse Saliba, the offender was sentenced to …show more content…

The group was denied entry to most of the bars they visited except for one where they drank mixed drinks, they then took a taxi on Darlinghurst Road; the offender's estimate of shots was unlikely. Evidence shows that the offender was drunk by 7 pm on July 7, 2012.

Due to intoxication, the offender, friends, and associates attempted to enter another bar while agitated and uncontrollable. Marco Compagnoni, the first assault victim, suffered bodily harm after the offender elbowed him; no stitches were required. Thomas Kelly and his friends unintentionally approached Marco Compagnoni's assault location, unaware of the danger.

Thomas Kelly is knocked down by the offender's punch. Witnesses disagree about Thomas Kelly's fall, with one describing a face-first impact and the other a backwards impact. Offender appears angry and intoxicated, he flees revealing guilt.

After assaulting Thomas Kelly, the perpetrator punched Matthew Serrao, Rhyse Saliba, and Aden Gazi unprovokedly, causing pain and bruising. Police break up the violent confrontation between victims and the offender while also identifying the offender's alcohol use and aggression.

July 9, 2012

Thomas Kelly suffered a severe head and brain injury; surgery was unsuccessful; and he

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