Mandurah: man fined for threatening two women with baseball bat says he couldn’t believe his actions

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A MAN who threatened to kill two women while holding a baseball bat, in separate incidents, told Mandurah Magistrates Court yesterday he “cried” when he heard of his actions.

The 36-year-old man, who has “no recollection” of each incident, pleaded guilty to being armed in a way that may cause fear and two counts of threatening to injure, endanger or harm any person.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Mick Fallows said the man threatened two woman with a baseball bat on separate occasions and told both women he was going to kill them on January 27.

“(The man) had delusions someone was breaking into the house” defence lawyer Anton Shuli said.

“So he didn’t pick (the bat) up with intention.”

Mr Shuli said the man told him, after he read the police facts, he “couldn’t believe the person he was reading about was him”.

The defence lawyer said it was “uncharacteristic” of the man to participate in “15 minutes of really crazy behaviour” but he had mixed alcohol and medication that day.

Magistrate Anne Longden said a psychological report revealed the man was at low risk of reoffending.

Ms Longden said she understood the man was going through emotional turmoil, alcohol and drugs at the time.

She fined the man $3000.

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