Saturday, August 16, 2014
Community Safety Deaths Fatalities One-Punch now equals 10 years Jail under new Victorian Laws Sunday Herald Sun Editorial August 17th 2014
"More than 90 Australians have died in single-punch assaults since 2000."
"Monash University researchers found that alcohol was involved in almost three-quarters of cases, with deaths caused by the initial force of the blow or the trauma of the skull hitting the pavement."
"The 10-year sentence under the new Victorian law will apply whether the death is caused by the punch, or by the person striking their head as they fall."
"The new regime will see anyone who punches or strikes someone in the head without warning, causing their death, guilty of manslaughter with a 10-year statutory minimum non-parole period."