A LAUNCESTON man has been found guilty in the Supreme Court of an assault outside Lloyds Hotel in 2011.
Joshua Daniel Wilson, 22, pleaded not guilty to assaulting David Fyfe, arguing self- defence.
Yesterday at least 10 jurors were unconvinced and delivered a majority guilty verdict in Launceston.
During the three-day trial the court heard Mr Fyfe had been out celebrating his 21st birthday at the Launceston pub when he was involved in an altercation with several people on the footpath outside.
Security footage showed Wilson punching and kneeing Mr Fyfe and then kicking him to the head as he was falling.
Mr Fyfe went to hospital suffering a broken jaw, lost teeth and bruising.
Defence counsel Adrian Hall argued that sentencing his client would be difficult because it was unclear who caused what injuries as Mr Fyfe had been attacked by several people.
From viewing the "disturbing" footage, Justice Helen Wood said she was sceptical that Mr Fyfe had a broken jaw before being kicked by Wilson.
The prosecution categorised Wilson's assault as consisting of kicks, knees, punches and finally a kick to Mr Fyfe's head.
Mr Hall said it was possible for Justice Wood to find the kick to the head had been excessive but other aspects of the assault were carried out in self-defence.
Crown prosecutor Steve Eley said Wilson was the aggressor from "start to finish".
Wilson was continued bail and ordered to return to the Supreme Court in Launceston for sentencing on April 18.