The sentencing judge intended to impose head sentences totalling 28 years and NPPs totalling 15 years, both commencing on .
Victim sustained full thickness burns to 93% of her body as well as severe internal inhalation injuries, leaving her with enormous level of disfigurement & disability, her mobility severely affected by substantial scar tissue.
At the time of the incident, medical opinion was that she was not expected to live. A neighbour who tried to stop the appellant from setting the victim alight received partial thickness burns to 10-15% of his body.
Evidence was received from one witness, whereupon the Crown commenced cross examination of that witness.
Objection was taken on the grounds of self-incrimination.
Applicant's case for special facts or special circumstances was that relevant information was now available which was not known to applicant or reasonably ascertainable by him prior to the committal hearing.
Application for bail not entertained following an earlier order of the SC revoking bail - no question of principle.Desire to undertake treatment for alcohol abuse - when not affected by alcohol, behaviour unexceptional - excellent work record. LU LU - NSW SC, 29.1.2002Citation: R v Lu Lu  NSWSC 14Judgment on application for bail.Knowingly concerned in the importation of commercial quantity amphetamine; knowingly concerned in importation of commercial quantity heroin.Prior sentences - sentencing for serious multiple offences - correct commencement dates for subsequent sentences - sentence must start at expiration of NPP of prior sentences - allowance for early guilty plea - law reform - need for amendment of sentencing legislation to ensure total of head sentences not reduced, by reason of accumulation provisions to an unacceptable level. High category of blameworthiness - not worst case category - infatuation - break-up of illicit liaison by victim - anger, resentment, vengeance and deprivation as motivating factors - absence of remorse and contrition - general deterrence - special circumstances - age of prisoner - progressive medical condition of prisoner. KINCHELA, Shane Anthony - NSW SC, Sperling J, 23.1.2002Citation: R v Kinchela  NSWSC 8Judgment on application for bail for purpose of obtaining treatment for alcohol dependency.Appeal allowed: errors corrected, sentences restructured. KHALOUF, Ali - NSW SC, O'Keefe J, 29.1.2002Citation: R v Khalouf  NSWSC 19Remarks on Sentence. Applicant on remand, facing committal proceedings following threatening 3 youths with a firearm as well as a large number of people at a hotel.GBH with intent to murder; additional offence of AOABH taken into account.19y 8m with NPP of 14y 9m.