Fowl behaviour sees six years’ jail for Victorian man

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

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,…

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.

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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.

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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.

Folklaw counts this as one more reason to join the ranks of the vegetarians...

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