Six years behind bars for 14 year old


hammer-court-IBNLive13A 14-year-old boy who stabbed a Fiji born Auckland dairy owner has been sentenced to six years in jail.

The West Auckland youth was sentenced in the High Court at Auckland today after being found guilty of manslaughter over the death of Arun Kumar in June last year.

The judge said the killer, who can’t be named, must serve a minimum of three years and three months before being eligible for parole.

He will serve his time in a youth justice facility.

In sentencing judge took into consideration a brain injury the boy sustained when he was eight, which affected his ability to cope in certain situations.

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