"I don't like him": What a violent man told the court

A MAN who punched another man in the head explained his actions in Gympie Magistrates Court this week.

"Well, I don't like him," the man said.

The man, 54, pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic violence order and is not named because it might identify the victim.

Told he could not punch people just because he didn't like them, he said: "And I don't see what she sees in him."

The court was told the man suffered a disease which presented later in life as an intellectual impairment.

The man told Magistrate M Baldwin he had not enjoyed his brief time in custody, in a cell by himself with food he did not like.

"Can you imagine that for a year?" Mrs Baldwin asked him, adding: "because you came very close.

"It happens to people all over the world. You got your heart broken. You're not the first," she told him.

"You go near him again and you go to jail," she said, sentencing the man to four months jail with immediate parole.

"When you see her face or his you've got to see jail at the same time.

"Be very careful," she said.