Man jailed for killing neighbour 'talking too loudly' to hearing-impaired father

Man jailed for killing neighbour 'talking too loudly' to hearing-impaired father

Kelly Ventigadoo was attacked with a broken bottle (Stock image)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

A man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after killing a man who he claimed was talking too loudly to his hearing-impaired father.

Sateki Siale has also been given a period of no parole for 17 years for the murder of Kelly Ventigadoo in Lakemba, New South Wales. He was found guilty in August this year, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

The judge ruled the matter was "a senseless and violent killing of an innocent bystander, with the consequence that the Ventigadoo family has lost a son and father, and the community has lost a valuable citizen."

The incident took place in 2015 when Ventigadoo was standing on his drive as his parents were leaving.

Siale then approached the family, he’d been drinking and was holding a bottle of beer. He said: "What the f*** are you talking loud for?"

Ventigadoo told him he lived on the street and his mother, Cynthia Ventigado, told him to go home as they were leaving.

But the man, who had previously been convicted for committing crimes whilst being under the influence of alcohol, then smashed his bottle on a wall.

He pushed past Cynthia Ventigadoo and hit her son with the bottle, cutting his carotid artery.

Kelly Ventigadoo fell but got up again, howeverSiale hit the other side of his face with the bottle, causing his victim to fall and hit his head.

He died from extensive blood loss, whilst Siale just walked home.