Woman fined $1000 for face punch

Woman fined $1000 for face punch

PUNCHING a woman in the face cost a woman $1000 when she appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today .

Caroline Maria Kehoe (49) pleaded guilty to unlawful assault.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said Kehoe was at the Secret Harbour golf club and got into a heated argument with the 21-year-old victim.

She said Kehoe grabbed the victim’s throat and punched her in the face.

Kehoe’s lawyer said her client suffered from epilepsy and had no recollection of the incident.

She said it was a petty dispute that should not have escalated.

She said CCTV footage showed the victim punched Kehoe back, knocking her unconscious.

Kehoe was granted a spent conviction.