The man accused of assaulting RTHK journalist Erik Mak Ka-wai at the Occupy protest camp in Mong Kok last year was released on bail yesterday after pleading guilty to one count of wounding at Kwun Tong Court. So Si-kit, 56, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Mak near the junction of Nelson Street and Nathan Road on October 4 - the seventh day of the pro-democracy civil disobedience movement. He had earlier denied the charge, but changed his plea yesterday, admitting to magistrate Don So Man-lung that he had "punched him [Mak] once". Prosecutor Sally Yam Ko told the court the defendant had a total of 12 previous convictions, three of them related to violence in the 1980s. Magistrate So adjourned sentencing to March 25, pending background and probation reports, telling the defendant to "cooperate" with the probation officer. The magistrate also warned him to be prepared for any punishment, including "probably some term in prison", but that would also depend on how bad the case was. He added that he would look at pictures of 32-year-old Mak's wound, as well as videos recorded by media before sentencing So "according to the law". The court heard that the accused tried to punch Mak while he was filming the protest, but was pulled away by others. Mak then asked So why he hit him. He charged at Mak again and punched him several times with both hands, causing injuries to his forehead and eye socket. His video camera and glasses were also damaged. Under caution, So admitted he wanted to push Mak away as his camera was too close.