A household dispute over a the size of a takeaway chicken which resulted in a man being scalded with hot oil, has ended in a six-year jail term for the perpetrator of the crime.
Mohammed Wahani, 24, had his feathers severely ruffled when his Fitzroy housemate, Sahal Said, 23, bought a whole chicken from a Nandos takeaway shop, instead of a quarter chicken, in August last year.
A few angry words were exchanged over the size of the bird, and later, after the household had gone to bed, Wahani heated a saucepan of cooking oil and poured it over the sleeping Said, leaving him with third degree burns to his face and upper body.
In the Victorian Supreme Court, Justice Mark Weinberg found the Wahani's actions were cowardly, showing extreme cruelty for almost no reason, and sentenced him to a six-year jail term for intentionally causing serious injury, with a four-year minimum before being eligible for parole.
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