Mandurah: Mother sentenced for using Facebook to threaten to kill husband’s new partner

Mandurah: Mother sentenced for using Facebook to threaten to kill husband’s new partner

A MOTHER who threatened to kill her estranged husband’s partner has blamed her behaviour on impulse control issues that stem from an accident 10 years ago.

The 28-year-old woman, who appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today for sentencing, received a 12-month intensive supervision order after earlier pleading guilty to making a threat to kill.

Police prosecutor Neville Palmer told the court last month that the woman had used Facebook Messenger to send several messages to the victim in which she threatened to kill her on April 13.

One of the messages read: “Next time I see you I will f…ing kill you”.

When she was arrested the following week, the woman told police she hated the other woman and would continue to pursue her as long as she remained with her husband.

Her defence lawyer said impulse control issues remained a side-effect for her client after an accident 10 years ago, which had left her in a coma at that time and with frontal cognitive damage.

“She admits what she did was wrong,” the lawyer said.

“She said it was in the heat of the moment.”

The woman, who Communitynews.com.au has not named for legal reasons, is separated from her husband and they share a child together. Her husband lives with the child and the victim.

Magistrate Anne Longden said it was a serious offence where the woman’s impulse control issues lead to her offending.

“I understand it was out of frustration and things were fraught and the situation difficult,” Magistrate Longden said today.

She sentenced the woman to complete a 12-month intensive supervision order with program requirements.