Sam Walker, who was one of three people convicted of bashing two men after an AFL game, has had his six-month prison sentence reduced by two months.
- Sam Walker had his prison sentence cut from six months to four months
- He was one of three people convicted of assaulting two men after an AFL game
- His brother Dominic Walker was also convicted of the assault, and sentenced to a year in prison.
Mr Walker, 26, was convicted along with his brother Dominic Walker, 28, and friend Benjamin Fitt over the bashing near the MCG in September 2018.
The brothers are the sons of prominent lawyer Tim Walker, QC.
The trio were leaving a Richmond and Hawthorn game on September 7, when they became involved in an argument with two older men.
The victims — Leonard Tricario and David Raeside — had also been at the game.
Sam Walker was originally sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the bashing, which left one victim with a broken wrist and the other unconscious.
He appealed against his sentence in the County Court and today succeeded in getting his term of imprisonment cut to four months.
When released he will spend two years on a community corrections order and he has been banned from drinking alcohol for one year.
He will also have to undergo assessment and treatment for drug use and alcohol abuse.
His brother Dominic Walker, 28, is serving a year-long jail term after pleading guilty to two counts of intentionally causing injury.
Dominic Walker started an appeal against his sentence but part way through yesterday’s hearing Judge Tinney told defence lawyer Ashley Halphen that it was possible Dominic Walker could be given an increased sentence, not a lower one.
He then withdrew the appeal.
Fitt is expected to be released soon as his four-month jail term is almost over.
During the committal proceedings in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Fitt apologised to the victims.
All three men have been ordered to complete a two-year community corrections order upon their release.