A young intellectually disabled Wodonga man has told of his shock on seeing his big brother produce a loaded shotgun during a terrifying home invasion.
Joshua Lloyd took to the witness box during his District Court sentencing hearing to express his remorse for the Jindera raid.
"I can't imagine what the (victim's) gone through, what I did," Lloyd said.
"When the gun was used I didn't know about it until it was pulled out."
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Defence lawyer Christine Mendes asked Lloyd how he would have felt if the shortened shotgun had been pointed at him instead.
"Very scared," he said. "I wouldn't know what to do."
Judge Sean Grant then asked Lloyd too how he would have felt if the shotgun, as happened to the victim during the raid just after midnight on November 22, 2019, was shoved under his chin.
"Terrified. I feel sorry for the guy."
The now 20-year-old father-of-two, who the court heard had a mild intellectual disability though had cognitive reasoning abilities that put him behind most of the population, has been jailed for three years.
Ms Mendes had asked for a 15-month non-parole period, given Lloyd's age, his clear remorse, his disability, his early guilty plea and his lesser role in the crime.
Judge Grant instead imposed an 18-month minimum term.
That will make Lloyd eligible for release, with time already served, on May 24.
"I believe his expression of remorse and contrition is genuine," Judge Grant said.
He said while he accepted Lloyd was "a follower not a leader" of his brother, the crime was "still objectively very serious offending".
Lloyd received a 25 per cent sentencing discount for his early plea on the charge of aggravated break and enter and commit a serious indictable offence, namely intimidation.
An assault charge related to Lloyd striking the victim during the raid was also taken into account.
Lloyd's older brother, Keighen Charles Lloyd, was sentenced in late January to five years' jail, with a minimum of three years and four months.
The brothers wore ski masks when they broke through the front door of the victim's Pioneer Drive home about 12.15am.
Keighen Lloyd demanded the man's firearms, his actions predicated on an alleged drug debt owed by the victim's stepson.
After a scuffle, the victim ran to his laundry to release his dog, which chased them from the house.
Keighen Lloyd fired a single shot into the house before they drove off.
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