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Man With 61 Previous Convictions Sentenced To Eight Months 19 Days

A 37-year-old man with 61 previ­ous convictions has been jailed for eight months and 19 days by the Labasa Magistrates Court on Monday. Jone Eramasi appeared before Magistrate Timoci Qalinauci
03 Jan 2019 10:14
Man With 61 Previous Convictions Sentenced To Eight Months 19 Days
Jone Eramasi (right) outside Labasa magistrates court. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

A 37-year-old man with 61 previ­ous convictions has been jailed for eight months and 19 days by the Labasa Magistrates Court on Monday.

Jone Eramasi appeared before Magistrate Timoci Qalinauci and was charged with four different counts of serious assault, burglary and theft on different occa­sions last year in the Laba­sa area.

Police Prosecution was represented by Abinash Prasad while the Defence was represented by Harry Robinson.

During the plea, Defence lawyer, Mr Robinson stat­ed that the accused had been going in and out of prison for a long time and was looking for a positive change in life.

He also highlighted that the accused had 61 previous convictions and they had impacted on Eramasi, who was married and had also spent the last seven months in Police custody.

Edited by Percy Kean

yogesh.chandra@fijisun.com.fj

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