Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Baker hacks off apprentice's arm for "bad apples."

How do you like them apples? From
A baker almost severed the arm of a trainee during a "blind rage", hacking him with a meat cleaver during an argument over apples, an Australian court was told today.

The Brisbane District Court was told Vietnamese national Hoe Thai Nguyen attacked his uncle, who he was training, with such force he severed through the largest bone in his forearm. The incident occurred at a Maryborough bakery, 250km north of Brisbane, on April 4 last year.

The court was told Nguyen, who had been in Australia on a work visa since late 2007, attacked Cuong Ngoc Pham, aged in his 30s, for choosing the "wrong apples" for use in pastries.

Nguyen, 31, was today jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to one count of causing Mr Pham grievous bodily harm during an intentional malicious act.

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