28 July 2016

Leave for High Court Appeal in Kilic granted

The High Court today granted the Director of Public Prosecutions special leave to appeal against the sentence handed to a man who doused his then girlfriend in petrol and set her on fire.

Yavaz Kilic pleaded guilty in March 2015 to intentionally causing serious injury to his then girlfriend, who suffered life endangering injuries and who terminated a 12-week pregnancy in light of her injuries and long-term prognosis.  Kilic also pleaded guilty to using a prohibited weapon without exemption, and dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Kilic was initially sentenced in the County Court to a total of 15 years' imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 11 years.

On appealing the sentence, the Court of Appeal on 8 December 2015 allowed the appeal and re-sentenced Kilic to 10 years and 10 months' imprisonment, with a non-parole period of seven years and six months.

On 4 January 2016,  DPP John Champion S.C. filed an application with the High Court for special leave to appeal this decision.

For further information contact:

Lisa Walker

03 9603 7493
0400 494 962