A MAN convicted of two counts of robbery and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and sentenced to six years imprisonment had his sentence reduced.
The Court of Appeal also quashed Eparama Nagalu's conviction in relations to two counts.
Justice William Calanchini said Nagalu initially applied for leave to appeal against both conviction and sentence but when the application came before the resident Justice of Appeal, Nagalu did not pursue his application for leave to appeal against sentence.
The court allowed him leave to appeal against the conviction.
Justice Calanchini said there was also a ground of appeal asserting that the learned judge did not adequately address the appellant's defence in his summing up to the assessors.
The Court of Appeal in its judgment quashed the conviction on the first count in part as to the robbery of $133 in cash.
Nagalu's sentence was reduced to four years, effective from December 18, 2009, with a non-parole period of three years and six months.