Man sends abusive texts after partner's drug relapse
WHEN a woman relapsed and started using methamphetamine again, her partner of two years lashed out by sending her abusive and threatening messages.
The Murgon Magistrates Court heard the man sent a series of messages including, "I hope one day you will know how to be honest before your scum dog acts get you killed”.
Another read: "Not everyone is as forgiving as I am”, while in another he told her to "watch your back dog”.
The messages were sent between 10pm on July 4 and 12am on July 8.
However, the 43-year-old defendant said the victim's messages to him were "four times nastier”.
"My messages might sound nasty but there is no copy of what she said first they were all in reply to her messages,” he said.
Police prosecutor Barry Stevens said the man also sent a video of himself masturbating, which made the woman feel unsafe and sick.
Magistrate Louisa Pink told the defendant to stop pointing the finger at everyone else.
"I would of thought one of the worst things you could do is to simply abuse her out of frustration for her relapse,” Ms Pink said.
The man told police he believed the domestic violence order against him had finished, however Ms Pink said the man fronted court for domestic violence breaches in April 2018 and February 2019, and it was in effect until 2021.
The man was convicted and fined $1000.