The Judge should do time for this sentence. But not to worry, the slasher is attending Muslim prayer sessions five times a day in jail. That should work.
A man has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years' jail for severing a woman's tongue.
Mohammed Tasleem Tahir was in a relationship with a woman in Adelaide, and when she moved to the Gold Coast, he followed her.
The Southport District Court heard in November 2010, the then 21-year-old attacked her in her apartment.
The Crown prosecutor told the court Tahir smashed an empty bottle over the 20-year-old's head several times, fracturing her eye socket.
Tahir then dragged a knife across her face, cutting her mouth and severing her tongue, the court heard.
Judge Katherine McGinness sentenced Tahir to eight-and-a-half years' jail.
She ordered he be eligible for parole after serving a third of his sentence.
A woman in the public gallery gasped when the judge explained that, due to time already served, Tahir could be released in September next year.
From an article in an Aussie paper:
But due to his youth and lack of violent criminal history she set him parole eligibility from September next year....
Barrister Michael Byrne QC said Tahir regretted his actions and had begun attending Muslim prayer sessions five times a day in jail.
Judge McGinness rejected an application by the Crown to declare Tahir a serious violent offender.