A woman who took part in a bizarre vampire-style attack on a teenager has been granted a discharge without conviction.
Xenia Gregoriana Borichevsky, 20, pleaded guilty earlier this year to injuring with intent to injure after the victim, whose name is suppressed, was bitten on the chest and arms, breaking the skin and causing him to be hospitalised with an infection.
Wellington District Court judge Bruce Davidson had told Borichevsky she would be discharged without conviction if she did 200 hours community work, paid $400 in reparation and wrote a letter of apology to the victim and to the court.
Today the judge granted the discharge after Borichevsky had completed all the conditions he had imposed on her.
Her lawyer, John Miller, said Borichevsky, who had come to live in New Zealand from the United States only two months before had not known many people here at the time. She was doing a bachelor of arts degree at Victoria University and a conviction could affect her career.
The victim had been drinking with Borichevsky and the two other men charged, James Orr and James Brooks on February 20, 2010, before the attack. Both men have already pleaded guilty and been dealt with by the courts.
Miller had told the judge Borichevsky did not bite the victim.
The victim had been profoundly affected by the incident, not just because of his physical injuries but his mental health was aggravated by the attack, the judge had said.
The victim and three others had been walking over the town belt to Hataitai when the attack happened on February 20, 2010, in a clearing in the Wellington suburb of Mt Victoria.
He was bitten several times, ending up with infected bites to his chest, arms and back. He was in hospital for a week fighting the infection.