A Deloraine man jailed for three-and-a-half years for shooting 11-year-old Phoenix Newitt in 2017 has escaped further jail after pleading guilty to firearms charges.
Nathan Richard Campbell, 27, pleaded guilty via video link in the Launceston Magistrates Court on Monday to possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence in the appropriate category in 2017.
The charges arose from the incident in 2017 when he fired a .22 rifle at a parked car about 80 metres away from his home striking Ms Newitt.
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She was sitting in the car with members of her family who were involved in a confrontation with Campbell.
Ms Newitt suffered critical injuries when the bullet broke up and fragments were lodged in her brain, heart and lungs.
He was found guilty by a Supreme Court jury in Launceston in 2018 of causing her grievous bodily harm.
In the Launceston Magistrates Court on Monday police offered no evidence on charges of possession of stolen firearms and of discharge a firearm within 250m of a dwelling house.
Defence counsel Evan Hughes submitted to Magistrate Ken Stanton that had the charges been heard at the time of the Supreme Court sentencing it was unlikely that any extra period of jail would have been imposed.
He said that Campbell had helped police retrieve the weapon in the days after the shooting.
Campbell is eligible for parole from July 27, 2020.
Mr Stanton convicted Campbell and dismissed the latest charges.