Overwhelmed with guilt: Woman confesses 3 years after crime
A WOMAN who was overwhelmed with guilt, confessed to police she slashed a Dysart woman's tyres three years ago.
Lyndee-Anne Heidrich pleaded guilty at Moranbah Magistrates Court on September 24 to one count of wilful damage.
In 2017, Heidrich had been in an argument with an acquaintance, the victim, about an ex-partner, who Heidrich had since befriended.
Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Paul Cramp said that on November 28, 2017, the victim exited her Dysart residence to see that three of her vehicle tyres were flat.
After a failed attempt to inflate the tyres, she noticed stab marks.
Police were involved and on January 6, 2018, police spoke to Heidrich who denied any knowledge of the tyre slashing.
Earlier this year on April 18, police spoke to Heidrich in regards to a separate matter, when she admitted she lied about the slashing three years ago.
She confessed she was overwhelmed with guilt, and did slash the tyres with a small pocket knife taken from a friends house, but didn't come forward at the time due to peer pressure, Sgt Cramp said.
"It was eating away at me," Heidrich said.
She was fined $750 and ordered to be of good behaviour for six months. She was also ordered to pay $355 compensation for the replacement of the tyres. The conviction was not recorded.