The widow of a Kalgoorlie man who was killed in a one-punch attack has added her name to a campaign highlighting the devastating consequences of senseless violence.
Linda Jesser said she had been through hell and back since losing her husband, 49-year-old Grant Charles Jesser, who was attacked during a drunken brawl at the Exchange Hotel in April 2010.
Mrs Jesser applauded the campaign started by boxer Danny Green this week, which includes a 30-second television advertisement urging young WA men to think twice before reacting with violence. "We definitely need to highlight this issue and stop these guys with a belly full of booze who are going out there and hitting people with no chance of defending themselves," she said.
Mrs Jesser said she would contact Green to offer her services to help highlight the consequences of one-punch attacks.
"We all have to put our hands up and say, 'This has got to stop'," she said.
Mrs Jesser also revealed that the man responsible for her husband's death, Gregory Peter Cullen, had been allowed to transfer to a Victorian prison from WA.
She was furious at the process of the transfer because she said she was not contacted until it had been approved.
A Department of Corrective Services spokesman confirmed Cullen had been transferred but would not comment on "sentence management or decisions relating to individual prisoners"."Applications for transfers are assessed at a number of levels and on a case-by-case basis, with the ultimate decision being that of the receiving State or Territory, " he said.
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