AN ASHMONT man who has been sentenced to jail for almost two years after a series of intimidation and assaults on his ex-partner, including threats to kill her, has had his sentence appeal dismissed.
Leroy Duncan John Johnson, 29, appeared in Wagga District Court on Wednesday in a bid to reduce his 20-month jail sentence for common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two intimidation offences and five breaches of apprehended violence orders.
In court, Judge Gordon Lerve said: "His appeal is utterly without merit".
"It is suggested that I reduce the non-parole period despite the already extremely generous circumstances," he said.
"All of these offences were committed on parole [for previous offences], which is a factor of aggravation."
Court documents state that the offences happened between October 4 and 19 in 2018 against one victim.
One incident involved Johnson turning up to the victim's premises while she was asleep before a physical altercation ensued, which left the victim with bleeding on one of her hands.
He was convicted and sentenced mid-April this year in Wagga Local Court.
Judge Lerve said that while Johnson's record is not particularly extensive, it does not entitle him to any particularly leniency.
He will be eligible for parole in October this year.
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