Milos Radovic, 47, hit Sen. Const. Andrew Swift with a sword in July 2017 in an attack described by a witness as something akin to a movie scene.
Radovic argued he had a muscle spasm after he was tasered and accidentally fell forward onto the officer’s skull, but he was convicted of attempted murder after trial.
Supreme Court Justice Bruno Fiannaca jailed Radovic for nine years today for what he described as an “attempted murder of a most serious kind”.
He said Sen. Const. Swift put his life on the line without hesitation to stop Radovic and the former boxer responded by trying to kill him.
“You intended to kill a police officer who was risking his life to protect others,” Justice Fiannaca said
Radovic went to court the day before the attack and unsuccessfully tried to vary a violence restraining order that banned him from going near his ex-wife or their two teenage sons.
He turned up at a Rockingham unit complex owned by his former wife’s parents the next day and screamed “I will f…ing kill yous (sic) all” after banging on his former sister-in-law’s door.