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Sport Star's Jail Term Stuns Family

Russell Packer. He then walked 20m to a public seating area where he got into a disagreement with a here. man. Russell Packer. The court heard he repeatedly punched the 22-year-old and stomped on his head in the attack, which left the victim unconscious with a fractured eye socket. In sentencing, Magistrate Greg Grogan described the assault as deplorable and cowardly and said the courts were sick of http://bigcontact.com/busteripwo/page/1 alcohol-related violence as he imposed the maximum penalty available to him on Packer. Mr Packer snr last night told the Herald he was shocked. He said his son, who had started pre-season training with the Knights and could have been a chance for the Auckland Nines next month, was in a good mood at the time as Ms Wilcox and their two young children had recently joined him in Australia. "He told me 'I've got two lawyers on it, dad, everything is sweet'." Mr Packer snr told Ms Wilcox he'd spoken to a friend who could help him try to get bail but the only words she could say were: "Thank you". "It will take a few days to get over.
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