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Surgeon’s killer has appeal denied

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A Melbourne man who fatally punched a surgeon in the head at a hospital has been denied the chance to appeal his decade-long prison sentence.

A Melbourne man who fatally punched a surgeon in the head at a hospital has been denied the chance to appeal his decade-long prison sentence.

Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann, 41, suffered a fatal head injuries when he was struck by Joseph Esmaili at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne's east in May 2017.

Esmaili became the first person sentenced under the state's "coward-punch" laws and received a mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence.

Victoria's Court of Appeal today rejected his attempt to appeal that sentence.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/joseph-esmaili-loses-appeal-for-fatally-punching-surgeon-at-box-hill-hospital/921bc6e7-db36-4603-afec-d1513c6c5b40

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