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  • crimebot 12:47 pm on Friday 25 September 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    109793 Dean Phillip Braslin Jailed After Jury Rejects Self Defence Claim 

    Dean Phillip Braslin jailed after jury rejects his self-defence claim in attack on Grant Douglas Smith

    21 August 2015

    A MAN has been jailed for an assault outside a Hobart nightclub after a jury rejected his claim he acted in self-defence.

    Dean Phillip Braslin, 31, had pleaded not guilty to assaulting Grant Douglas Smith outside the Syrup nightclub on August 2 last year.

    He claimed he lashed out at the victim after a lifetime of bullying.

    But in the Supreme Court in Hobart, Justice Shan Tennent said she did not find either the defendant or the victim to be credible witnesses and their accounts of events on the night were implausible.

    The court heard Braslin punched Mr Smith in the face, leaving him with fractured cheekbones which required surgery.

    The jury was told that after the punch, Braslin was heard to say ”It was a long time coming” and ”I smashed Grant Smith”.

    Video footage of the incident from nightclub security cameras was played to the court.

    Justice Tennent said Braslin has suffered a childhood blighted by family violence, had left school early, abused drugs and had a long criminal record.

    But she said he was showing signs of rehabilitation as the frequency of his offending had decreased, he had moved from the area where he previously lived and had engaged in a treatment program for his drug use.

    It is the second time Braslin has been jailed for an attack on a member of the same extended family as part of a long-running feud.

    In 2007, he was jailed for four years for his part in an attack on a 34-year-old man.

    That bashing left the victim unconscious and lying in a pool of his own blood.

    Justice Tennent jailed Braslin for 15 months but suspended the final three months of the sentence on the condition Braslin not reoffend for three years on his release.

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  • crimebot 6:20 am on Sunday 06 September 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    109734 Dean Braslin Assaulted Grant Smith 

    Hobart supreme court trial over Salamanca punch-up

    05 August 2015

    A JURY has rejected a Hobart man’s bullying defence, finding him guilty over a fight outside a Salamanca nightclub.

    A Supreme Court jury took an hour to find that Dean Phillip Braslin assaulted Grant Smith outside Syrup nightclub 12 months ago.

    Braslin said he was acting in self-defence by getting in first, fracturing Mr Smith’s face with one punch.

    He told the court he feared taking yet another beating when approached by his alleged long-time tormentor.

    Defence lawyer Rochelle Mainwaring told the court Mr Smith threatened to ”smash” her client, filling him with fear and anxiety having suffered a series of alleged beatings from Mr Smith since the age of 12.

    ”He has been bullied by Mr Smith for many years, in fact half of his life,” Ms Mainwaring told the jury.

    Although Mr Smith admitted a long-running feud between their families, he denied threatening Braslin or any history of violence between them.

    Mr Smith said he was in a good mood after a bourbon-drinking session that night to celebrate a birthday and said he’d simply approached Braslin for a friendly chat, the court was told.

    ”When I’m out having a good time I tend to like to speak to everyone,” Mr Smith said under cross-examination yesterday.

    Braslin was remanded in custody for sentencing on 10 August 2015.

     
  • crimebot 6:16 am on Sunday 06 September 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    109733 Dean Phillip Braslin Syrup Nightclub Assault 

    Punch in the face ‘a long time coming’, court told

    04 August 2015

    GRANT Smith got a punch in the face that was a long time coming, a Hobart court has been told.

    He denied that suggestion, though, during his cross-examination today in a Supreme Court jury trial being held over a nightclub punch-up.

    Dean Phillip Braslin, 33, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting 40-year-old Mr Smith, claiming he acted in self defence outside Salamanca’s Syrup nightclub at 2.45am on August 2 last year.

    Lawyer Rochelle Mainwaring, for Mr Braslin, told the court Mr Smith had been ”smashing” her client in the face since he was 15.

    She detailed four occasions when Mr Smith had punched her client as part of an ongoing feud between their families in Hobart’s Clarendon Vale, dating back to the 1990s.

    Ms Mainwaring said Mr Braslin punched Mr Smith after he threatened him outside the nightclub to once again ”smash his face in”.

    ”I put it to you Mr Smith that Dean Braslin’s punching you on this night was a long time coming, wasn’t it?” Ms Mainwaring said.

    Mr Smith denied that and any history of violence between he and Mr Braslin.

    He told the court he was in a good mood that night after a bourbon drinking session and approached Mr Braslin simply for a chat.

    ”When I’m out having a good time I tend to like to speak to everyone,” Mr Smith said under cross-examination.

    Mr Smith suffered a fractured cheekbone and required surgery to fix three metal plates in his face.

    The trial continues.

     
  • crimebot 8:44 am on Saturday 09 March 2013 Permalink  

    TAS 217 Barry Braslin Photo 

    Tasmania.

    Barry William Braslin

    2010 photo

    Search CrimeView for Braslin.

     
  • crimebot 8:34 am on Saturday 09 March 2013 Permalink  

    TAS 213 Dean Braslin Photo 

    Tasmania.

    Dean Phillip Braslin

    2010 photo

    Search Crime View for, Braslin

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  • crimebot 4:56 pm on Saturday 19 May 2012 Permalink  

    TAS Dean Phillip Braslin 

    Tasmania, Dean Phillip Braslin of Gagebrook

    (photo)

    is convicted as one of the three assailants of a man in

    Rockingham Drive Clarendon Vale

    on the evening of Friday 16 June 2006.

     

    Dean Braslin was 23 years of age when sentenced in 2007 and had an appalling record of prior convictions for crimes of violence. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment and no order was made as to his eligibility to apply for parole.

     

    Each of the three offenders was armed with a piece of wood and repeatedly hit the victim about the head and body. So violent was the attack that he suffered multiple skull, facial, rib and hand fractures, together with multiple lacerations. Serious injuries were caused to his brain and lungs. He underwent several major operations. He spent many months in hospital and later in rehabilitation. He has been left with multiple serious deficits, many of which are likely to be permanent.

     

     

    Dean Phillip Braslin also convicted for,

    Wounding, Assault, Assault police, Escape, Aggravated robbery, Resisting or threatening a police officer, Disorderly conduct or the like, Breach of restraint order, Stealing, Receiving, Trespass, Motor vehicle stealing, Injure or destroy property, Negligent or dangerous driving, Driving whilst disqualified, Speeding

    MORE Dean’s crime chart on Crime View

    RELATED Dean appeals against his sentence on austlii.edu.au

    RELATED Jason appeals against his sentence on austlii.edu.au

     

     

    Media snippets about Dean Braslin

    (accuracy may not be 100%)

    24 May 2008, Dean Braslin escapes from Hayes Prison Farm.

    03 June 2008, Dean Braslin is recaptured after 10 days on the run. Police found Dean Braslin hiding in a wardrobe at a house in Holloway Drive Gagebrook.

    03 June 2008, 23 year old Travis Lee Braslin of Holloway Drive, Gagebrook, and a 43 year old woman, appeared in court, charged with harbouring Dean Braslin. Both are granted bail.

    12 June 2008, Ironically, Dean Braslin’s lawyer, Kim Baumeler, told the Court, “Braslin escaped due to significant difficulties in custody, including violence against him.”

    12 June 2008, Dean Braslin will spend an extra four months in Risdon Prison after pleading guilty to escaping.

     
  • crimebot 3:42 am on Friday 18 May 2012 Permalink  

    TAS Jason Peter Mabb 

    Tasmania, Jason Peter Mabb of Rokeby

    is convicted as one of the three assailants of a man in

    Rockingham Drive Clarendon Vale

    on the evening of Friday 16 June 2006.

    Jason Mabb was 34 years of age when sentenced in 2007 and had an appalling record for crimes of violence. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment and it was ordered that he not be eligible for release on parole until he had served 3 1/2 years of the sentence.

    Each of the three offenders was armed with a piece of wood and repeatedly hit the victim about the head and body. So violent was the attack that he suffered multiple skull, facial, rib and hand fractures, together with multiple lacerations. Serious injuries were caused to his brain and lungs. He underwent several major operations. He spent many months in hospital and later in rehabilitation. He has been left with multiple serious deficits, many of which are likely to be permanent.

    The piece of wood used as a weapon by Jason Mabb was described by one witness as being about one metre long and “two or three inches across”.

    Jason Mabb was seen to strike the victim three or four times as he lay motionless and defenceless on the ground.

    Jason Peter Mabb also convicted for,

    MORE Jason’s crime chart on Crime View

    Negligent or dangerous driving, Disorderly conduct or the like, Exceed .05, Driving whilst disqualified, Speeding,

    Wounding, Assault, Injure or destroy property.

     
  • crimebot 3:19 am on Friday 18 May 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    TAS Barry William Braslin 

    Tasmania, Barry William Braslin of Warrane

    is convicted as one of the three assailants of a man in

    Rockingham Drive Clarendon Vale

    on the evening of Friday 16 June 2006.

     

    Barry Braslin was 21 years of age when sentenced in 2007 and had no prior convictions for an offence involving violence. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment and it was ordered that he not be eligible for release on parole until he had served 21 months of the sentence.

     

    Each of the three offenders was armed with a piece of wood and repeatedly hit the victim about the head and body. So violent was the attack that he suffered multiple skull, facial, rib and hand fractures, together with multiple lacerations. Serious injuries were caused to his brain and lungs. He underwent several major operations. He spent many months in hospital and later in rehabilitation. He has been left with multiple serious deficits, many of which are likely to be permanent.

     

    Barry Braslin was seen to strike the victim three or four times as he lay motionless and defenceless on the ground.

     

    MORE Rockingham Drive Clarendon Vale attack on Crime View

     

    RELATED Dean appeals against his sentence on austlii.edu.au

    RELATED Jason appeals against his sentence on austlii.edu.au

     
  • crimebot 3:04 am on Friday 18 May 2012 Permalink  

    TAS Warrane 

    Warrane Tasmania, is a suburb

    5 KM east Hobart city.

    Postcode is 7018.

    Search CrimeView for, Warrane

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  • crimebot 5:52 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2012 Permalink  

    TAS Rokeby 

    Rokeby Tasmania, is a suburb

    8 KM east of Hobart city.

    Postcode is 7019.

    Search CrimeView for, Rokeby

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  • crimebot 5:38 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2012 Permalink  

    TAS Clarendon Vale 

    Clarendon Vale Tasmania, is a suburb

    9 KM east of Hobart city.

    Postcode is 7019.

    Search CrimeView for, Clarendon Vale

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  • crimebot 4:51 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2012 Permalink  

    TAS Gagebrook 

    Gagebrook Tasmania, is a suburb

    16 KM north of Hobart city.

    Postcode is 7030.

    Search CrimeView for, Gagebrook

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