Thugs who beat a man to death are jailed for 16 and eight years

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Thugs who beat a man to death are jailed for 16 and eight years

A NSW Central Coast man who killed a pub patron by stomping and booting his head ‘like somebody kicking a soccer ball’ has been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.

Jayden Mason was on Thursday remembered as a ‘attractive larrikin’ with a ‘coronary heart of gold’ after Ryan Vincent Paterson and Benjamin Keith O’Brien had been sentenced within the Supreme Court for his 2017 manslaughter.

Justice Stephen Rothman ordered Paterson, 37, to serve a 16-and-a-half-year sentence with a non-parole interval of 12 years and 5 months.

Jayden Mason was remembered as a ‘attractive larrikin’ with a ‘coronary heart of gold’ after Ryan Vincent Paterson and Benjamin Keith O’Brien had been sentenced over his death

Justice Stephen Rothman ordered Paterson, 37, to serve a 16-and-a-half-year sentence with a non-parole interval of 12 years and rajacapsa link alternatif 5 months after they beat Mr Mason to death (pictured) in 2017

O’Brien, 31, was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years’ imprisonment with a minimal time period of 5 years and six months.

Outside courtroom, Mr Mason’s grandmother Debbie Mason described her household’s reduction on the sentence and paid tribute to the 21-year-old.

‘We’re very happy that it is throughout,’ she mentioned.

‘Because Jayden received justice. Justice for Jayden … They chased him. If they hadn’t have chased him, he’d be right here at this time.’

After a transient verbal altercation exterior Wyong Leagues Club, Paterson and O’Brien chased Mr Mason 165 metres down the highway earlier than punching and kicking him to the bottom and leaving him mendacity unconscious on June 24, 2017.

The courtroom heard the confrontation occurred after Mr Mason was kicked out of the membership for yelling on the poker machines and being intoxicated.

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He unleashed a sequence of racial epithets and expletives earlier than twice making an attempt to cost at two safety guards and being tackled to the bottom.

O’Brien and Paterson quickly afterwards arrived on the membership on a courtesy bus after ingesting at a close by lodge.

The two events exchanged phrases, with Paterson and O’Brien telling Mr Mason ‘come on c***’ and unsuccessfully throwing punches at him.

Mr Mason ran off, zigzagging throughout Lake Haven Drive whereas being chased by Paterson and O’Brien – who had his shirt off and fists clenched – and one other man.

He slipped and fell into the gutter, the place O’Brien punched Mr Mason. Paterson then twice kicked him within the head, regardless of the primary blow knocking him unconscious.

Police on the scene the place Jayden was discovered on the facet of the highway on the New South Wales Central Coast

The males left Mr Mason mendacity on the roadway. He was hit by a automotive shortly after the assault (Mr Mason pictured with girlfriend Amber Newton)

Paterson then jumped within the air and landed on Mr Mason’s head with each ft.

‘The kick to the pinnacle was described as like somebody kicking a soccer ball and it rendered the deceased unconscious,’ Justice Rothman mentioned.

‘The second kick and the stomping had been affected when the deceased’s head was on the bottom and he was seemingly unconscious.’

The males left Mr Mason mendacity on the roadway. He was shortly afterwards hit by a automotive which was unable to swerve.

Paterson was on the time on parole for a 2008 grievous bodily hurt conviction and the courtroom heard he had a prolonged historical past of violent offences.

O’Brien was on parole for drug offences.

‘This case, as a lot as any, reveals that the cultural tolerance of drunkenness and the violence perpetrated by individuals who are drunk is a scourge on society,’ Justice Rothman mentioned.

‘Further, it should be mentioned, that cultural drunkenness appears to be accepted, if not inspired, as a part of social or societal interplay.’

The courtroom heard the confrontation occurred after Mr Mason (pictured) was kicked out of the membership for yelling on the poker machines

 

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