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Man jailed for breaking into home and stabbing father above the eyes before robbing his family

By Mason White 5:00 PM October 10, 2017
Shereen and Daniel Yeoman (L) and Jade Hunia
Shereen and Daniel Yeoman (L) and Jade Hunia
By: Alexis Bell

A man did not show remorse for traumatizing a family and injuring a father during a drunken home invasion, according to a judge in Australia.

Attorney Amelia Beech claimed that her client, 20-year-old Jade Hunia, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing his sister’s death shortly before the home invasion.

Beech wanted her client, who was 18 years old at the time he committed the crime, to be in a youth justice facility rather in an adult prison.

She argued that her client had a difficult childhood and that he had made progress while in custody by taking anger management and alcohol abuse classes.

However, prosecutors disagreed and wanted a long prison term due to the violence he carried out against the victim.

Hunia eventually pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including recklessly causing serious injury and aggravated burglary at the County Court of Victoria.

Hunia was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison.

According to court records, Hunia climbed into the home of Senior Constable Daniel Yeoman and his wife Shereen through a window.

The couple’s two children ages 9 and 11 were sleeping at the time.

Hunia demanded that Yeoman hand over the car keys to his brand new $25,000 Hyundai, which he bought just two days before the home invasion.

Yeoman admitted he was foolish to believe that he could reason with Hunia, who was drunk at the time.

While the off-duty officer tried to diffuse the situation, Hunia became violent and used a knife to slash the officer above his eye.

Yeoman suffered a fractured eye and nerve damage.

After the stabbing, Hunia fled with the family’s car. He crashed into a wall about 15 miles away.

Police arrived and he was arrested. He initially gave a false name to the officers.

Hunia was out of four sets of bail at the time of the home invasion, including charges of assaulting and resisting the police.