Man jailed over fatal Ellenbrook pub fight after Green vs Mundine screening

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A man who pleaded guilty to his involvement in a fight outside an Ellenbrook pub that resulted in the death of a fellow patron has been jailed for more than four years.

Salvatore Aaron Raimondi, 33, became involved in an altercation with a group of men outside the Brook Bar and Bistro after a Danny Green versus Anthony Mundine boxing match.

Diego Hulton died in hospital days after he was attacked by Raimondi and allegedly another man on February 3, 2017.

WA District Court Judge Andrew Stavrianou said there was an altercation between a group of men at the venue exit, which was dispersed by security staff, and that should have been the end of the matter.

“Everyone should have gone home,” he said on Friday.

Instead, the confrontation continued into the car park in what the judge described as a “tribal” fight.

Raimondi punched Mr Hulton to the head with a “forceful blow” that caused the victim to fall to the bitumen surface, then he kicked the victim’s body.

“It was a cowardly act … it was completely unjustified conduct on your behalf,” Judge Stavrianou said.

Raimondi pleaded guilty to doing an act that resulted in a person’s life, safety or health being endangered.

The court heard Raimondi, who was previously jailed in 2012 for a separate offence, has a two-year-old child and his partner is pregnant.

Judge Stavrianou noted Raimondi had written a letter to Mr Hulton’s family expressing remorse and explaining that he was taking steps to improve himself, with a goal to raise his children to never resort to violence.

Raimondi must serve at least two years and four months behind bars before he can be eligible for parole.

A second person has also been charged over the fight and will face a trial next year.