Shorter jail term if court was told earlier victim had no nose fracture: Judge

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A judge, who jailed an alcoholic husband for six months and two weeks for fracturing his wife's nose, said the jail term would have been no more than three months if the court had been told earlier that there was no nose fracture.

But District Judge Marvin Bay said the corrected report "was only made known to me some two working days after the accused had been sentenced".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2020, with the headline Shorter jail term if court was told earlier victim had no nose fracture: Judge. Subscribe