Hammer assault: Auckland husband who beat wife was allowed to walk free

Hammer assault: Auckland husband who beat wife was allowed to walk free

An Auckland man who beat his wife with a hammer because she complained they weren't holding hands while watching a movie together was allowed to walk free from court.

Judge Philippa Cunningham ruled the consequences of convictions for Yasir Mohib, who pleaded guilty to three violence charges, were out of proportion to the gravity of the offending and discharged him without conviction.

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