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Gavin Massey: “there was simply nothing to suggest that the appellant was unlikely to re-offend”

By johnboy - 20 October 2010 13

Gavin Massey has made a life out of bringing misery to others, as have so much of his family.

With 67 offences already dealt with, in 2009 he came before the Magistrates Court on charges literally as long as your arm. (print out the charges, lay them down, measure against arm). Many of the charges were for offences committed while bailed for other offences.

For this Gavin copped a non-parole period which would see him out on 12 December 2011.

Astonishingly he appealed the unfairness of it all.

Justice Neild, while having some advice for the Magistrates Court on how to sort out their paperwork is having none of it:

In my opinion, it is beyond argument that the appellant does not have any regard for the rights of others or for the orders of the courts. The offences that he committed on 22 August 2009 and on 7 September 2009 were committed in blatant disregard of the rights of others and the order of the court of 19 August 2009. He must be made to realise that he cannot live his life without regard to the rights of others or orders of the court, and that, if he wishes to continue to offend, he can expect more severe sentences than those imposed upon him by the magistrate. The appellant’s appeal is dismissed. The sentences imposed by the magistrate on 25 November 2009 are confirmed.

Some might feel it would be nice if the courts had started getting serious some years ago.

What’s Your opinion?


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13 Responses to
Gavin Massey: “there was simply nothing to suggest that the appellant was unlikely to re-offend”
carnardly 4:16 pm 07 Mar 12
Pork Hunt 5:09 pm 21 Oct 10

Can abortion be applied retrospectively I wonder?

colourful sydney rac 9:43 am 21 Oct 10

Canberran of the year?

p1 9:13 am 21 Oct 10

earthrepair said :

The court heard Massey’s older brother Matthew is in Goulburn jail for armed robbery, while his stepfather died earlier this year in a West Australian prison. Also he apparently has a $300 a day smack habit that he fuels with break-ins.
Maybe a suitable candidate for the sterilisations that a UK charity are offering addicts? Offering them cash for a snip. He is young but with so many prior offences the gutless Magistrates have again let us down with too short a sentence and non parole period.

I know that drugs will always find their way into gaols, but does $300 worth a day find its way in? Sounds like a family tradition. Has anyone measured his skull?

earthrepair 12:22 am 21 Oct 10

The court heard Massey’s older brother Matthew is in Goulburn jail for armed robbery, while his stepfather died earlier this year in a West Australian prison. Also he apparently has a $300 a day smack habit that he fuels with break-ins.
Maybe a suitable candidate for the sterilisations that a UK charity are offering addicts? Offering them cash for a snip. He is young but with so many prior offences the gutless Magistrates have again let us down with too short a sentence and non parole period.

farnarkler 9:32 pm 20 Oct 10

Lets find a nice cellmate for him……how about Matthew Johnson. He did us all a favour with Carl Williams.

The Frots 8:51 pm 20 Oct 10

A penis with ears – nothing more apt for this $%#@.

bigfeet 8:39 pm 20 Oct 10

Deref said :

Time to break out the Garema Place Stocks and to line up the rotten fruit and egg sellers.

This is one situation where I would happily fork out $24 for one of the Halloween pumpkins.

grumpyrhonda 7:23 pm 20 Oct 10

Deref said :

Time to break out the Garema Place Stocks and to line up the rotten fruit and egg sellers.

The only problem with that is the people throwing the rotten fruit would be sued for hurting the person in the stocks.

Deref 5:39 pm 20 Oct 10

Time to break out the Garema Place Stocks and to line up the rotten fruit and egg sellers.

Wraith 4:51 pm 20 Oct 10

Captain RAAF said :

bd84 said :

He should have extended the sentence.

…to death, by a thousand cuts!

What are you doing here, its a nice day, I thought you would be out driving……

Captain RAAF 4:17 pm 20 Oct 10

bd84 said :

He should have extended the sentence.

…to death, by a thousand cuts!

bd84 3:35 pm 20 Oct 10

He should have extended the sentence.

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