Sydney Jayden Kokiri Sentenced

A shoplifting teenager who was on bail when he killed a security guard with a single punch has been jailed for two years.

Sydney Jayden Kokiri was sentenced today in the High Court at Auckland by Justice Pheroze Jagose to two years' imprisonment over the death of Serbian national Goran Milosavljevic.

The 18-year-old had earlier pleaded guilty to the security guard's manslaughter.

Milosavljevic, who was just months away from becoming a New Zealand citizen, was struck by a single punch from Kokiri in the Papakura Countdown store on May 2 last year.