A woman who stabbed her partner during a domestic argument has been sentenced to jail time.
A woman who stabbed her partner during a domestic argument has been sentenced to jail time.

‘I think I killed him. I can’t do this anymore’

"I THINK I killed him, I stabbed him."

A court heard Louise Melissa Wakka said this to her neighbour in the early hours of the morning after a drunken fight with her partner culminated in her puncturing his lung with a paring knife.

"I can't do this anymore," the Proserpine woman told her neighbour.

Crown Prosecutor Eddie Coker told Mackay District Court the two-year relationship between Wakka and her partner was marred with violence from both sides.

Mr Coker said neighbours had heard a loud argument between the pair which "went on for hours before the stabbing".

During the fight her partner told Wakka "you're a psycho and you're a druggo," before pushing her to the ground.

Mr Coker said Wakka was heard yelling "don't push me" a number of times before she picked up a paring knife and stabbed her partner in the chest.

"She yelled 'if you don't stop I will hurt you more'," Mr Coker said.

If untreated the 2cm wound would have killed him.

The court heard when police arrived about 3am she told them her partner had been bashing her head into the ground.

But Mr Coker said it was unknown exactly what happened before the stabbing because they were both drunk.

Wakka pleaded guilty in the Mackay District Court yesterday to grievous bodily harm in November last year and other offences.

Barrister Scott McLennan said his client, who had a "tragic" and "troubled" upbringing, was working to rebuild her life.

Wakka, who has spent 213 days in pre-sentence custody, has completed a certificate of business while on remand.

Judge Brad Farr told Wakka she and her former partner were both "fortunate" she was not facing more serious charges.

"I dare say you would not have committed this offence if you had been sober at the time," he said.

"You can't treat the fact that you were intoxicated as excusing your behaviour.

"The simple fact of the matter is that you grabbed a knife, which is a very, very serious thing to do, and then used that knife."

Wakka was sentenced to three years with the 213 days of pre-sentence custody considered time already served.

She will be eligible for parole on March 18, 2020.



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