Glassing offender spared prison time

A KINGSTON man who violently “glassed” a 17-year-old boy at a football function, causing the victim serious injuries and leaving him to fear for his life, has avoided jail.

Connor Baker, 21, appeared in the Mount Gambier District Court yesterday, supported by family and friends, as he was sentenced for one count of aggravated intentionally causing harm.

The unprovoked, pre-meditated incident occurred at the Kingston Football Club on June 4, 2017.

Last week in sentencing submissions, the court heard that in the lead-up to the assault Baker had sent a number of threatening “Snapchat” messages to the victim who was now dating his

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