Woman's cop stab threat: 'You know I'd f*****g do anything for you'
A WOMAN threatened to stab a police officer with a kitchen knife as he tried to handcuff her partner in their Mount Morgan home.
The Rockhampton District Court today heard the woman had been discharged from the Mount Morgan Hospital earlier that day, and medical staff requested police check on her.
But when the officer arrived the defendant's partner became verbally aggressive and accused the woman of calling the police on him as they had been fought earlier that day.
Crown Prosecutor Megan Jones told the court when the officer tried to handcuff her partner, the then 24-year-old defendant threatened his life.
"See what you've done, now I have lost the best thing that has happened to me because of you," Ms Jones repeated to the court.
"Want me to go and f*****g get a knife from the kitchen and stab him?
"You know I'd f*****g do anything for you."
The court heard the woman attempted to leave, but did not make it to the kitchen, and her partner was ultimately capsicum sprayed and arrested.
The defendant was taken back to the local hospital.
Judge Michael Burnett condemned the now 25-year-old woman, whose partner supported her in court, and said the justice system was obligated to protect officers and impose deterring sentences on people who threatened them in the line of duty.
"Your response was entirely inappropriate," Judge Burnett said.
"The most troubling detail is you threatened to get a knife from kitchen to stab a police officer... to pacify your partner who I know is in court today.
"You and your partner need to work something out about this because this is entirely unacceptable."
He acknowledged the woman was in an "unsettled state" at the time the officer arrived in June 2015, but did not excuse her reaction.
While the prosecution had argued the woman should serve community service, the woman's defence lawyer Maree Willy told the court her client was on a disability support pension of $350 a week for serious Type 1 diabetes which rendered her "unreliable to maintain employment".
She argued this would impede her ability to complete community service.
The woman pleaded guilty to making the threat, and Judge Burnett sentenced her to two years probation for the threat with no conviction recorded.
Judge Burnett reasoned given the woman's social and economic situation, her age and antecedence, the court would afford her one more chance to avoid the consequences of a conviction.