Former West Coast Eagles star Daniel Kerr has been sentenced to 2 years behind bars after he set fireplace to his dad and mom Kardinya residence firstly of 2021.
Kerr appeared within the Perth District Courtroom on Thursday morning to face the cost of felony harm by fireplace.
State prosecutor Fiona Clare mentioned on February 17, 2021, Kerr had pushed to his dad and mom residence whereas nobody else was there and set fireplace to the again rooms, earlier than driving off whereas yelling and waving his hand out the window.
About 10 seconds later, neighbours noticed smoke rising from the property and 14 separate calls have been made to triple zero. The fireplace prompted over $250,000 in damages.
Kerr was arrested at his automotive wash enterprise in Cottesloe about an hour later. He mentioned he had no recollection of driving there when interviewed afterward.
Clare mentioned there had been no apparent motivation behind the fireplace, and that it was “nonsensical and chaotic.”
Defence lawyer Kate Turtley-Chappel mentioned her shopper had been identified with schizophrenia since being in custody.
Choose Gary Massey mentioned whereas there had been no obvious motivation behind the fireplace, it had positioned the lives of the general public and the property of others in danger, and that with out the actions of emergency companies there may have been “catastrophic penalties.”
However Kerr was struggling in jail as a consequence of his psychological well being, mentioned Massey, and was typically additionally bothered by inmates who recognised him and had withdrawn from mainstream jail life.
Massey sentenced Kerr to 2 years behind bars, backdated to when he was first arrested in 2021.
He mentioned Kerr had the help of his household and that he was hopeful he would proceed to take care of his psychological well being as soon as launched from custody.