Domestic violence case

Soldier in Domestic Violence case on good behaviour

George Hanio from Lufa, Eastern Highlands province, returned before the Waigani National Court this morning where he was sentenced to three years in prison.

That sentence was wholly suspended to allow him rehabilitation. He will pay a fine of K500 and was put on good behaviour bond for the next two years.

Hanio pleaded guilty to the charge on April 12.

His case is one of domestic violence where he used a stick to beat up his former wife, leaving her with a broken arm and leg.

The incident took place on June 18, 2015, at Murray Barracks following an argument.

Woman gets 13 years for murder

Julina Henry from Liagam, Porgera will serve a prison term of 12-years, five months and two weeks after her time spend in remand at Bomana was deducted from the head sentence of 13 years.

She was convicted on Aug 25, 2016 for the murder of Naomi Henry, on July 21, 2015 at Wildlife in Port Moresby. Both women were married to the same man.

Justice Panel Mogish in sentencing her said the deceased instigated the attack that led to her demise.

The incident took place around 6:30 that morning after Henry went to her husband’s house looking for her son.