Judge jails thugs who entered home, belted man

ONE year on and the missing chainsaw Trenton Peters and Thomas Sorafumo were determined to get back was the last thing on their minds.

In fact, the men were concerned only with whether they would walk free from Gladstone District Court.

But they didn't.

Judge Brendan Butler handed each man a 15-month imprisonment sentence for their role in an assault on Ben Anthony Smith in Kianga on February 22 last year.

Each was charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm while in company, and burglary with intent to commit a crime.

Peters pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

Sorafumo pleaded not guilty and was convicted by a jury on Thursday after a three-day trial.

Both defendants carried with them an extensive criminal history.

Judge Butler set parole eligibility dates for both Peters and Sorafumo to May 11 this year.

"You are not teenagers anymore," he declared.

"You entered a man's home; it constituted a trespassing, where you were both party to an intent to assault him."



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