Power of the Rock

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Next time you hear of palestinians throwing rocks at soldiers or cars, or see the wire service photos, remember this story.

youth-stones.jpgThe mother of a rock throwing victim said the man responsible is sorry for being there, but not remorseful for his crime.

Jenni Tillet, mother of Nicole Miller, said her family believes Peter Hodgkins did not apologise to her daughter in court last week.

In the Wollongong District Court today, Hodgkins was sentenced to a maximum jail term of four years, with a non-parole period of two years and three months.

He had pleaded guilty to maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm for throwing rocks at cars from an overpass on the Princes Highway on the NSW South Coast on July 22 last year.

One of rocks hit Ms Miller on the head, injuring her so badly that doctors at Wollongong Hospital had to remove parts of her skull during surgery.

As I have mentioned before, this happened to a friend of my wife, who was hit by a palestinian-thrown rock while a passenger in a car. She also had part of her skull removed.

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