Given that she considers probation to be a suitable sentence for kicking a grandmother to death, Lady Leeona Dorrian's been remarkably punitive here.
He was punched in the face as he lay on the ground before the backpacker took a run and jumped full force on his head, the court heard. Virbickas checked on the condition of the soldier before stamping hard on his face up to 10 times, then kicking the unconscious man.
Levi Virbickas' victim spent seven weeks on hospital with brain bleeding and a fractured skull. He's been invalided out of the army.
Four years. He'll be out in two.
Really tough sentences - like five years - Lady Dorrian continues to reserve for the bad guys who drive drunk.
Leeona Dorrian, QC, told Fox: "A young life has not only been cut short, but your own destroyed by these actions. I recognise the remorse felt by you and the genuine sorrow and regret you have expressed, but there were serious aggravating factors involving both excessive speed and excessive alcohol and driving in the knowledge of your drinking."
The two guys were both drinking together, the deceased got into the car with the villain, and neither were wearing seatbelts. Call me out of touch, but I still think killing middle-aged women in a row over a parking space, or jumping on a man's head, are worse crimes. Ms Dorrian doesn't.
And if stamping on an unconscious man's face isn't a serious aggravating factor, what is ?
UPDATE - Levi Virbickas really is a tosser.
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