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Liam Knight and the boy who speared his skull - This weekend on 60 Minutes

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  Liam Knight  image source - News Limited

Liam Knight
image source - News Limited

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7.40pm on Channel Nine

Liam Knight has had a horrendous 20 months. In January last year Liam was speared through the skull with a metal pole, thrown by a teenage gatecrasher at an 18th birthday party. It was a miracle Liam survived. This afternoon, Liam's assailant was sentenced to a minimum of 8 years for his crime.

Because he’s a minor, we can’t name him, but “DS” will be eligible for parole when he’s 24, young enough to resume the football career he told the court he loved.

Liam Knight loved footy too. He also loved surfing, but both have been taken from him because Liam has been given the life sentence of permanent brain damage.

This Sunday, Liam Knight and his mother Mary can finally talk freely about what happened the night of the attack, and the teenage girls who invited the gatecrashers. Viewers will see the impact on Liam’s life, and how his permanent brain damage is a daily battle for mobility and against seizures. It’s an emotional warning every parent and teenager must see.