by staff report via yarra - ABC Thursday, Mar 5 2009, 9:59pm
personal development /
83yo Veteran bashed for 50 cents, attacker jailed.
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A Sydney man has been sentenced to at least 15 months in jail for bashing an 83-year-old war veteran over 50 cents.
Sutherland Local Court heard 30-year-old Kristopher Cowie approached Ernest Evans at Carringbah, in southern Sydney, last October and asked for the money.
The court was told Mr Evans was punched at least three times in the face when he refused to hand over 50 cents.
Cowie was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm last October.
He was sentenced to a maximum of two years' jail today.
The 30-year-old will spend a minimum 15 months behind bars and be eligible for parole in April 2011
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