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Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] v Vaisey, Brett  VSC 584
Supreme Court of Victoria
Director of Public Prosecutions [DPP] v Vaisey, Brett
16 September 2021
CRIMINAL LAW - Sentence - Attempted murder - Guilty plea - Knife attack - Multiple stab wounds - Life-threatening injuries - Bipolar affective disorder - Borderline personality disorder - Post-traumatic stress - Alcohol use disorder - Principles in R v Verdins (2007) 16 VR 269 - Moderation of general and specific deterrence - Custody more onerous - Principles in Bugmy v The Queen (2013) 249 CLR 571 - Childhood deprivation and trauma - Sturge Weber syndrome - Physical deformity and marginalisation - Despair and low self-regard within R v McKee (2003) 138 A Crim R 88 - Gravity of offending versus gravity of offence - Prospects of rehabilitation reasonably open - Worboyes v The Queen  VSCA 169 early plea - Early plea during COVID-19 pandemic - Sentenced to 7 years' imprisonment with non-parole period of 4 years and 6 months - Sentencing Act 1991 (Vic).