A Victorian man who broke into a friend’s house and demanded drugs and money at Knife Point “suffered enough” after seeing his mother die in court.
Jarod Frank was sentenced to nine months of community correction orders and time in a Victorian court on Tuesday for attempting to aggravate robbery, steal and assault with offensive weapons.
A 43-year-old man was given extra prison time for a crime when he saw his mother died at a pre-judgment hearing in July this year.
“When the tragedy happened, you were very distressed by the cry of miserable sorrow,” Judge Gerald Mullary said in his decision.
Kelly Frank testified in court about her son’s personality when she collapsed and was unable to be resurrected during the trial.
The thief had a legitimate claim of amnesty, Judge Mullaly said.
“The claim here is the horrifying gut-damaging experience that Frank has seen, endured, and lived since the court hearing on July 6, 2021,” he said.
He lived with extreme guilt for death, and the judge said, “It’s time for mercy.”
The judge said the convicted robber was suffering enough.
Frank was released on bail when he kicked a colleague’s door during the daytime in January 2020 and demanded medicine and cash.
He swung a knife around the victim, demanding another man’s purse and medicine before the victim hit him, and then they both went looking for a purse.
A farm worker was arrested sitting at the victim’s kitchen table, and his lawyer described it as a “strange” case after he returned to substance use.
During the robbery, the Eppalock man was released on bail on suspicion of the murder of Scott Barry in Bendigo after being involved in a controversy over the ammunition used in Nazi guns.
However, the judge decided that there was no case to answer because Frank acted in self-defense.
He has already spent 382 days behind the bar and needs to comply with drug, alcohol and mental health conditions as part of a community correction order.
Thief Jarod Frank sees his “suffering enough” mother die in court
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