Court of Appeal slashes sentence of man jailed for setting fire to pregnant partner | theage.com.au


Court of Appeal judges say sentencing judge had been too ’emotional’ when he jailed a 22-year-old for 15 years.

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A man jailed for 15 years for setting his pregnant partner on fire has had his sentence slashed by a third by Victoria’s highest court.

 

Yavaz Kilic, 22, doused his partner in petrol and set her ablaze when she tried to leave him. The victim received burns to 20 per cent of her body and the pregnancy was terminated after the attack.

"You want to make my heart burn, now you can burn, bitch," he said at the time.

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Your ‘Family Rights’ believing in the best interest of children. The issues which are important to me are, children and their families, the injustices to parents, which may occur, because of inadequate information, mistakes or corruption. This is happening every day. every minute and every second. For years I have campaigned for the rights of children and their voices to be heard.
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One Response to Court of Appeal slashes sentence of man jailed for setting fire to pregnant partner | theage.com.au

  1. towardchange says:

    What a joke.

    I quote from the sourced article:

    Justices Robert Redlich and Simon Whelan expressed particular concern at Judge Montgomery’s decision to sentence Kilic so soon after first viewing pictures of the victim’s burns, which they noted were “objectively horrific”.

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