COURT: Roma woman threatens to stab and kill ex-partner
A ROMA woman has threatened to stab and kill her ex-partner after she went to his house to collect a lawnmower and whipper snipper.
The Roma Magistrates Court heard on September 29, the woman - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was ordered on September 3, 2019 to not contact her ex-partner.
Police prosecutor sergeant Caroline Boodnikoff told the court at 10.10am on August 20, the aggrieved was at his home in Roma when the defendant approached the house and began to verbally abuse him.
Sergeant Boodnikff said the defendant called the aggrieved a “c--t” and a “dog” and said “go f--k your mother” which caused the aggrieved a lot of grief due to his family situation.
“She said she would kill him and stab him which was loud enough for neighbours to hear,” the prosecutor said.
A short time later, Roma police officers located the defendant at her home where she told police she needed to go to his house to pick up a lawnmower and whipper snipper.
The aggrieved told police he didn’t want to say or do anything because there are cross-orders between the couple.
The defendant pleaded guilty to contravening a domestic violence order and had previously breached one in 2009.
The defendant’s lawyer, L Parker submitted to Magistrate Peter Saggers that because his client’s previous entry was several years ago, that the matter should be dealt with by way of a fine.
The magistrate fined the woman $500 and the conviction was recorded.
“There was no need to carry on like that, you make a fool of yourself,” he said.
“You are swearing and carrying on then he calls police and you’re back in court – it just doesn’t need to happen.”