THE Griffith teenager who was charged with stabbing her 34-year-old partner in a violent domestic attack in June was sentenced to 14 months behind bars last week.
Emily Ridley, of Montrose Drive, will be eligible for release on October 22 after the magistrate deemed her prospects for rehabilitation were good and set a four month non-parole period.
On June 22 – just three days after she turned 18 – Ridley stabbed her partner of 12 months in the kitchen of his home.
The couple, who have a three-month-old child, had been out together but were ejected from a local hotel after they got involved in a verbal argument.
The victim went home to Macarthur Street and at 3.30am, Ridley arrived.
The pair became involved in another heated argument in the kitchen and Ridley lunged at the victim but he pushed her away.
Ridley then flung open the cutlery drawer, grabbed a handful of items and lunged at the victim once more.
He covered his head to protect himself but felt a sharp, stabbing pain in his back and fell to the ground.
The victim received a puncture wound to his lower left side, which bled profusely.
Emergency services were called and when police arrived at 4am, Ridley – who was heavily intoxicated – made many admissions including “I stabbed him ‘cause he accused me of cheating and called me a slut”.
The victim was taken to Griffith Base Hospital, while Ridley was taken to Griffith Police Station.