Two men are imprisoned for the brutal assault on a young scientist's nightclub because "they did not like his bun man" (even though one of the thugs has the same haircut)
- Two men pleaded guilty to attacking a scientist at a nightclub in Melbourne
- The fight started when the men were offended by the man-bun hairstyle of the scientist
- The couple punched Mr. Harvey, 26, on the head, who then fell to the ground
- The judge ruled that both men will receive prison sentences for their crimes
Sophie Tanno for Daily Mail Australia
A duo has been sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to charges related to the assault, including recklessly causing serious injuries after a fight at a nightclub.
Wonthaggi's neighbors, Brent Moresco, 19, and Bradley Elmore-Jeffries, 21, attacked environmental scientist ElliotHarvey at the Rubix Warehouse nightclub in Brunswick, Melbourne, after feeling offended by his man's hairstyle.
Mr. Harvey, 26, lost sight in his right eye despite multiple surgeries, after his retina took off during the fight.
Defense attorney Bradley Elmore-Jeffries, 21 (pictured) presented evidence that he suffers from depression and personality difficulties
Brent Moresco, 19 (pictured) leaves the county courthouse in Melbourne after pleading guilty to assaulting a man outside the Rubix Warehouse nightclub in Brunswick
The court heard that the men argued outside the nightclub around 10pm before returning inside.
Moresco and Elmore-Jeffries returned a few hours later and hit Harvey in the head. Mr. Harvey then fell to the ground where the men continued to attack him.
The environmental scientist said that now he is suffering constantly and that he can not continue his chosen line of work.
"My work life is pathetic, I feel like I am a burden to my employer," Harvey told a county court at a pretrial hearing in March.
"You not only attacked me, you attacked my mother, my father … my friends," he continued.
The environmental scientist said that now he feels a constant pain and feels that his working life is "pathetic"
"More than anything, you attacked my lover who had to deal with me being reduced to the shadow of what I was."
Defense attorney Richard Backwell presented evidence during a guilty plea hearing that his Elmore-Jeffries client suffers from depression and personality difficulties that are exacerbated by alcohol consumption, reports the Herald Sun.
The couple will receive their sentence on September 20. Judge Ryan said both men will receive prison sentences.