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R v Rudolph [2019] NZHC 1050

14 May 2019

Decision

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Summary

Sentencing for aggravated robbery and dishonestly using a document. Victim lured back to hotel room on the premise of paying for sex then robbed at knifepoint, beaten and tied up. Defendant already at hotel room when the victim arrived with two other co-defendants. She played no part in the formation of the plan or any actual violence. She used a knife for intimidation and went to ATMs with the victim's bank cards to withdraw money. Starting point of three years, nine months adopted. Discount of 10 percent for deprived background, limited expression of remorse and efforts at rehabilitation. Discount of 15 percent for guilty pleas - defendant originally absconded and co-defendants' trial proceeded in her absence. Her decision to plead guilty spared the victim the ordeal of another trial. End sentence of 2 years and 10 months' imprisonment.


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