Early guilty plea for aggravated burglary

By Great Southern Weekender | posted on June 26, 2020

THE son of prominent Albany businessman Paul Lionetti has pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and will now face sentencing in the District Court in August.

Steven Angelo Lionetti appeared in Albany’s Magistrate Court last Thursday charged with one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of criminal damage.

Mr Lionetti was alleged to have unlawfully entered a Mount Melville residence on April 13 and damaged a TV and mobile phone on the same date and place.

Magistrate Raelene Johnston told the court the home and property belonged to Mr Lionetti’s ex-partner.

Mr Lionetti pleaded guilty to all three offences and the matter will now be dealt with in the Albany District Court on August 26.

The charge of aggravated burglary is one that can only be dealt with by the District Court and carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment.

Police said they were unable to disclose bail conditions at this time.