One-punch killer will learn his fate in court today

The man who killed a Brisbane teenager by a one-punch attack will find out how long he’ll spend behind bars today.

22-year-old Armstrong Renata punched Cole Miller in the back of the head while out in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on January 3 last year.

The 18-year-old suffered massive brain trauma, with his family making the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support in hospital the following day.


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New Zealand national Renata pleaded guilty to unlawful striking causing death, an offence created in 2014 designed to combat alcohol-fuelled violence.

He’ll be sentenced in the Supreme Court today.  He faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

He will have to serve 80 per cent, or at least 15 years, of any jail sentence he receives.

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