Posts Tagged ‘traditional punishment

Six years for stabbing

Feb 28, 2012 | Discuss

Six years for stabbing

A 23-year-old man, Nathaniel Sims,  has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the stabbing death of a Yuendumu man in Alice Springs in 2010, reports ABC radio news. Kwementyaye Watson died after a fight involving several men at Warlpiri Camp, during which he was stabbed in the leg. His death sparked calls for tribal punishment and riots in Yuendumu, which led to many residents evacuating the town. According to the report, Sims, who was charged with manslaughter, will be eligible ...Read more

“Payback with violence must end”: magistrate

Dec 03, 2010 | Discuss

"Payback with violence must end": magistrate

An Alice Springs magistrate has declared “the days of payback with violence must end”, while sentencing ten people to jail for their parts in two riots at Yuendumu, reports Sarah Aitken in today’s Centralian Advocate. Aitkens reported that magistrate David Bamber called on Warlpiri elders at the community to change their law and work out ways to deal with violence rather than encouraging it. Those Mr Bamber sentenced to jail included the mother, father, two brothers and uncle o...Read more

Spearing “would bring happiness”

Nov 09, 2010 | Discuss

Spearing "would bring happiness"

ABC News reports a Yuendumu man says “everybody will be happy” if at least one person returning from self-imposed exile in Adelaide is prepared to be speared through their upper thigh. In a report for ABC Online Michael Coggan described the funeral of Kumanjayi Watson, who died after being stabbed in a fight that involved members of two feuding families. A man has been charged with the murder of Watson, but, according to Coggan’s report, Watson’s family believes that trib...Read more