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Man admits Westgate attack

A Westgate inmate whose punch sent another prisoner to hospital insisted yesterday that he hadn’t meant to “hit him hard”.

Pelealkhai Williams said he struck George Dyer on March 4 because he had been “mouthing off”.

The 28-year-old punched Dyer in the head as he went to a parole board meeting during a morning recreation break.

Dyer suffered a fracture to the right side of his face, and had to undergo surgery at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for the injury.

Williams admitted the offence yesterday in Magistrates’ Court.

“I didn’t mean to hit him hard,” he said.

Williams is currently serving 12 years for shooting Rodney Grimes last year.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner said he wouldn’t add further jail time as Williams is already serving a substantial term .

He jailed Williams for 12 months, ordering it to run concurrently with his firearms sentence.

Pelealkhai Williams (Photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published April 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 19, 2013 at 12:47 am)

Man admits Westgate attack

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