Judge Tony Adeane would have been called a ‘hanging judge’ back in the day.
Yesterday he slammed a ratbag charged with graffiti offences in the clink overnight ahead of sentencing today.
Tagging the foyer of the court housing a judge known for his loathing of taggers is not the smartest thing to do.
It’s an observation Adam Kelliher might have been considering as he spent last night in a prison cell after appearing before Judge Tony Adeane in Napier District Court yesterday.
The duty solicitor for the day, James Rainger, could be seen flinching as Kelliher, 20, was called before the judge.
Rainger told the judge Kelliher wanted to plead guilty and noted that, due to “the court’s view of this type of offending, he could be at risk of prison here”.
At which point the judge asked to see a summary of Kelliher’s offending.
Rainger said: “You might want to, sir . . . well, you may not want to.” Â Â Read more »