THE mother of a Lavington boy who encouraged her son to stomp on another youth during a fight at the Albury skate park has been sentenced to two months’ jail.
But the woman, 36, immediately lodged an appeal after magistrate Tony Murray handed down his sentence in Albury Local Court yesterday, and she was released on bail.
The boy’s father, 38, was also due to appear and Mr Murray issued a warrant for his arrest.
It is more than 12 months since the parents first appeared in court on charges relating to the July 2012 fight that was broadcast on YouTube.
They both pleaded guilty to charges of incitement, after initially facing the more severe charge of affray, in October last year.
However, they sought to reverse their pleas several times and their cases have been before the court about 10 times this year.
Their son, who was 15 at the time, has already been sentenced, also by Mr Murray, to a six-month juvenile detention order, which was later varied to a 12-month suspended sentence.
The boy arranged a confrontation on July 26 last year at the David Street skate park to settle a dispute with the victim, who it was argued had been bullying him.
About 20 people, including the parents, attended the park about 3pm — police were notified but by the time they arrived, the group had left.
However a video of the fight was posted to YouTube later that same day, which police said clearly depicted the boy and his parents.
The video showed the two boys wrestling, with the boy kneeing and punching him and gaining the upper hand.
The parents are seen shouting encouragement, and stopping anyone else from getting involved — except for two boys they allow through to help their son.
Both parents shouted abuse such as “stomp him to the ground” and “kick the c---”.
The mother is heard shouting, “Get him up again” when the victim was on the ground.
She was arrested on September 7 last year.
Mr Murray convicted and sentenced her to two months jail before she appealed and received bail a short time later.
The matter will now be heard during the next sitting of the Albury District Court starting November 25.