THE parents of a Lavington boy who stomped on another youth’s head during a fight at the Albury skate park will have charges against them finalised in November.
It will be more than 12 months since they appeared in Albury Local Court for offences relating to encouraging their son, then 15, to attack another youth last year.
Originally the father, 38, and mother, 36, pleaded not guilty in October to offences of affray.
They each pleaded guilty in December to a lesser charge of inciting the commission of a crime and a pre-sentence report was ordered.
But they subsequently sought to reverse their pleas to not guilty and their cases have been mentioned in court nine times this year.
An application seeking to change their pleas was withdrawn yesterday and they went back to pleading guilty.
Magistrate Megan Greenwood has adjourned their sentencing until November 12.
Their son arranged a fight for July 26 last year to settle a dispute.
He was accompanied by his parents and a group of about 20 people to an area behind the skate park.
What happened was filmed and posted on YouTube the same day, with police getting a copy.
A detective identified the youth and his parents, who shouted encouragement during the fight.
Their son wrestled with another youth and got an advantage when assisted by two other boys.
The parents prevented others from assisting or getting involved.
The footage showed the victim receiving kicks to the head and body, with two stomps directly to the head.
The parents shouted abusive comments with one saying: “Stomp him to the ground.”
A witness walking past rang the police who arrived at the scene but the participants and supporters had dispersed.
Both parents face sentencing on other charges of intimidation, offensive language and malicious damage from an unrelated incident.
The mother will also be sentenced for breaching a bond imposed for drug possession.