A 27-year-old who knocked out his aunt by punching her in the head during an argument has been sentenced to seven months in prison. The man appeared before Karratha Magistrate’s Court last month and pleaded guilty to assaulting his 57-year-old aunt. The court was told that at 7.15am on January 7 last year the pair got into an argument, the accused being verbally abusive before he stepped forward and punched his aunt in the head. The blow knocked the woman out and she fell to the ground. Police prosecutor Sergeant Warren Scott said the prosecution was seeking an immediate term of imprisonment. Karratha Magistrate Gavin Maclean sentenced the man to seven months in prison with parole. “Domestic relationships are complicated, its accepted both were arguing, regrettably you hit her. you hit her hard enough to knock her out,” he said. When sentenced the man said he wanted to be kept out of prison to go to his uncle’s funeral. “You should not have punched your aunt then,” Mr Maclean said.