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Trio jailed over AFL game bashing outside Pullman hotel in September last year

Ex-private schoolboy sons of elite Melbourne barrister are both jailed for bashing two footy fans after an AFL game

  • Dominic Walker and brother Sam were sentenced to six months behind bars
  • Their friend Benjamin Fitt was ordered to spend four months in jail
  • Trio admitted bashing footy fans outside Pullman hotel in September last year  

Three men who admit bashing two footy fans outside a Melbourne hotel after an AFL game have been jailed.

Dominic Walker, 28, was sentenced at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday to 12 months in jail while his brother Sam, 25, was sentenced to six months behind bars.

Their friend, Benjamin Fitt, 28, has been ordered to spend four months in jail.

The trio had each pleaded guilty to two counts intentionally causing injury to David Raeside and Leonard Tricarico outside the Pullman hotel, a short walk from the MCG, on September 7 last year.

Their friend, Benjamin Fitt, 28, has been ordered to spend four months in jail

Dominic Walker, 28, was sentenced at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday to 12 months in jail while his brother Sam, 25 (pictured), was sentenced to six months behind bars

Dominic Walker, 28 (pictured), was sentenced at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday to 12 months in jail while his brother Sam, 25 (pictured), was sentenced to six months behind bars

Dominic Walker, 28 (right), was sentenced at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday to 12 months in jail while his brother Sam, 25 (left), was sentenced to six months behind bars

Disturbing footage captured the incident unfold and showed Dominic Walker kick one man in the head before dragging him along the ground and continuing to beat him.

‘I’m going to f***ing kill you, you’re going to be dead,’ Dominic said. 

One of the victims could be heard screaming for the men to stop.

‘My arm is broken just leave me alone.’ 

Magistrate Duncan Reynolds ordered the three men to all serve a two-year community corrections order, which includes a year barred from licensed premises, once they’ve completed their prison terms.

Mr Reynolds said the guilty pleas were a concession to their ‘unjustifiable’ conduct during the sustained attack and the trio were remorseful.

‘The impact on the victims cannot be discounted,’ the magistrate said.

‘Both the victims sustained significant physical injuries that required hospitalisation.’

All five men involved were intoxicated to varying degrees, the court was told.

Sam Walker had a history of drug and alcohol use, has bipolar disorder and spent time in a detoxification program.

Fitt previously had alcohol-related issues, including a previous drink-driving matter in 2011 but has changed his ways, the court was told.

But the trio plan to immediately appeal, with their counsel heading straight to the County Court after the sentence.

Three men who admit bashing two footy fans outside a Melbourne hotel after an AFL game have been jailed (pictured, footage showing the incident unfold in September last year)

Three men who admit bashing two footy fans outside a Melbourne hotel after an AFL game have been jailed (pictured, footage showing the incident unfold in September last year)

Dominic Walker, 28, was sentenced at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday to 12 months in jail while his brother Sam, 25, was sentenced to six months behind bars

Dominic Walker, 28, was sentenced at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday to 12 months in jail while his brother Sam, 25, was sentenced to six months behind bars

 

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