A man came before Griffith Local Court fully accepting his legal punishment, but wouldn't go so far as to show remorse for his actions.
The court heard on Wednesday that Corey Allan Ceccato, 28, was ready to accept the legal consequences for an assault which occurred in October in Yenda.
However he "found it difficult to accept remorse", according to his legal representative.
Ceccato was drinking with a group of friends and watching a V8 Supercar race on TV.
He walked up to another man at the gathering to punch him three times in the head, knocking him off his chair.
Crouching behind a bar to escape from Ceccato's onslaught, the man received another three hits to the back of his head.
Even as he fell to the ground and curled up in a foetal position, Ceccato continued to punch him yet another five times in the face.
Ceccato asked him, "are you done now? Are you f---ing done now or do you want another one?"
The victim asked him if it was over, to which Ceccato replied "this is never over."
The victim gave police video footage of the attack when they visited his place the next day, saying he feared another attack.
For me to get from him remorse or even empathy is difficult.Piers Blomfield
Officers saw his bruised and swollen face, with large bruises on his shoulder.
The court heard he had been in hospital twice for his injuries.
"For me to get from him remorse or even empathy is difficult," Ceccato's legal representative Peirs Blomfield told the court on Wednesday.
Without going into detail, he hinted at "insidious behaviour" from the victim which occurred over 18 months.
He said Ceccato had removed himself from the victims presence on a number of occasions without resorting to physical violence before.
"He is a player in a part of a series of events that lead to this day," Mr Blomfield explained.
Magistrate Joy Boulos said it was clear there was "bad blood" between the pair, and said the assault was mid-range in seriousness.
"I have a report that indicates no empathy for the victim, no insight into his drinking, no regret other than how it effects him," she said.
"I have someone who really doesn't care.
"I accept that you snapped and were intoxicated... it explains the behaviour but it does not excuse it."
Ceccato was convicted and placed on a 18 community corrections order with supervision, and will have to attend alcohol counselling.