THE Supreme Court has just published the very complicated sentencing of career criminal Marshall Steen by Justice Penfold.
On parole for multiple previous sentences he did not last very long at all before getting caught for a burglary in Farrer in June.
Justice Penfold noted that in 2012 he had spent 28 of 49 years in prison before going on to despair:
It is depressing to note that he now has longer outstanding on previous sentences than he did last time I sentenced him, and that he has not yet started serving any of the sentences I imposed in 2012.
The current sentence is carefully constructed to make him eligigble for parole on July 23 2017.