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Man sentenced for assaulting father

December 2, 2015 3:34 am

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 3 months and 17 days for assaulting his 72-year-old father under the influence of alcohol.

Tenesio Kasaboru pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and causing actual bodily harm last Friday.

Kasaboru was to be sentenced to six months but due to him being in custody for two months and 14 days, it was reduced.

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The Suva Magistrates court heard that Kasaboru assaulted his father- Akuila Vaganalawa after he came home drunk on September 13, this year at Bainivualiku settlement in Suva.

Kasaboru told his father to dish out the food which he did but was assaulted for no reason.

Magistrate Waleen George while sentencing Kasaboru says his action was quite unbecoming of a son, who should show his elderly father love and respect.

Also she says Kasaboru should serve a custodial term as a lesson for all those who show disrespect for their elderly parents.

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