Three men, including two brothers, accused of bashing two patrons after an AFL finals game last year have all received prison sentences.
Dominic Walker, 28, was hit with a 12-month sentence at the hearing before Melbourne Magistrates Court Tuesday, while younger brother Sam Walker, 25, received six months and Benjamin Fitt, 28, was given four months.
All three stood accused of intentionally causing injury after attacking David Raeside and Leonard Tricarico outside the Pullman hotel near Jolimont station following an AFL game at the nearby MCG on September 7 last year.
Counsel for Fitt as well as Sam Walker made moves to appeal just after the verdicts were handed down, but Fitt’s representative has since withdrawn this lodging.
Dominic has not yet appealed his sentence, but the potential to do so still exists.
In addition to prison time, all three men were given two-year community corrections orders to be completed after their respective sentences were served, notably including a twelve-month ban from licensed premises.
Magistrate Duncan Reynolds acknowledged, though, that the trio of guilty pleas and the remorse shown had an impact on the sentences, which were applied for what was deemed “unjustifiable” conduct.