Knifed partner in the buttocks over his threat to bash

HE THREATENED to bash her, so she stabbed him in the buttocks.

That was the facts read out in Rockhampton District Court on Wednesday as Lorna Maria Blair, 55, was sentenced.

The 55-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful wounding after an incident on December 21, 2013 at the couple's home in Blackwater.

The court heard the couple had been out drinking separately, and after returning home they continued drinking together at the kitchen table.

An argument began, and the complainant threatened to bash her.

She pushed him to the floor, and after he pushed her back she grabbed a 31cm knife from the kitchen and waved it at him, before actually stabbing him in the right buttock.

He required sutures for the 5cm laceration, which was 1.5cm deep.

The couple's 14-year-old grandson, who they care for, was present at the time the incident took place.

The court heard after emergency services were called the complainant became uncooperative and had to be handcuffed before being put into an ambulance because he tried to punch a police officer.

The court heard the couple had been together since Blair was 17, but it was described as a "rough" relationship.

The court also heard Blair's criminal history, which included other violence offences.

"She put up with a fair bit of domestic violence herself," the defence said.

Judge Shanahan sentenced her to 18 months jail but immediately released her on parole.

Blair was said to be immediately apologetic, and the court heard the victim did not want the case to proceed.

"Often the victim of domestic violence forgives the perpetrator and the cycle starts up again," Judge Shanahan said.

Blair recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.143% at the time of the offence, and she has since started counselling for problems with alcoholism.



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