Court of Appeal

R v Pitt [2017] QCA 013 (16/215) Holmes CJ and Philip McMurdo JA and Bond J 17 February 2017

Full-text: QCA17-013.pdf


CRIMINAL LAW – SENTENCE – SENTENCING ORDERS – ORDERS AND DECLARATIONS RELATING TO SERIOUS OR VIOLENT OFFENDERS OR DANGEROUS SEXUAL OFFENDERS – where the offender pleaded guilty to a charge of doing grievous bodily harm upon his then partner – where the complainant suffered severe facial injuries and a severe traumatic brain injury – where the complainant suffered severely reduced quality of life as a result of the attack – where the offender was 18 years at the time of the offence – where the offender had some prospect of rehabilitation – where the offender was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the offence – where the offence was declared to be a domestic violent offence – where the offence was declared to be a serious violent offence – whether the sentence was manifestly excessive, particularly by reason of the declaration that the offence was a serious violent offence