Despite taking part in a ferocious bikie assault that led to the death of Clint Starkey in 2017, a NSW man has argued he played a minor role and should walk free from jail by the end of the year.
Jake William McDonough, 30, was found guilty of manslaughter by a NSW Supreme Court jury on July 29 this year.
He is one of six men charged over the death of Mr Starkey who was fatally bashed at a Caltex service station in Peats Ridge on the NSW Central Coast in April 2017.
Four men were charged over their role in the attack while brothers James and Colin Crane have been charged on the basis of being part of a joint criminal enterprise.
On Monday, McDonough’s barrister Nathan Steel argued that his client should be eligible for parole by the end of the year after being incarcerated for almost five years despite being involved in the attack for a few seconds.
“This (assault) was, even on the full CCTV footage, relatively brief, perhaps 30, 40 seconds … and Mr McDonough’s participation was so short, four to five seconds,” Mr Steel told Justice Des Fagan.