“You have one hour to have my son home...or I’m running through [your]...house and I’ll kill everyone of you...” - just one of a number of chilling threats made by a Griffith man recently sentenced after a violent November spree.
The 26-year-old man was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for a violently assaulting a man in broad daylight and stalking and intimidating his victim in Griffith Local Court on Thursday, January 19.
The man was also sentenced to three months imprisonment after being charged with a further three counts of stalking/intimidating with intent to cause fear of physical harm, after he made savage threats to his ex-partner, her mother and his own aunt.
The man’s vicious downward spiral began on Monday, November 21 when he allowed his aunt to take his child, of whom he was a full time carer, for the day so his ex-partner could have access.
Two days later his aunt received a text message from him that, while not threatening, was abusive in nature. The man admitted to his aunt he had consumed eight points of ‘ice’ in the last 24 hours, making her understandably reluctant to return the child.
Over the next day the man sent his aunt three messages threatening to kill her and everyone in her home if his son was not returned. He also sent similar threats to kill everyone in their homes to his ex-partner and her mother.
But the threats didn’t stop there, and were followed by terrifying action on Tuesday, November 29 when the man violently assaulted a different ex-partner’s boyfriend in broad daylight while he was waiting for a taxi outside Woolworths on Banna Avenue.
The man ran at his victim, removing his shirt, just after 3pm as a taxi pulled up. Pushing the taxi’s door closed and preventing escape, the man began to punch his victim, hitting his left eye, the top of his head and his middle-lower back.
A final punch saw the victim’s head hit the window of the taxi before he fell to the ground. Passersby intervened and separated the man from his victim, however he yelled, “I am going to get you dog, I am going to kill you.” Despite his victim seeking the safety of the supermarket, the man lingered, yelling at his victim “If I see you again I am going to kill you, I will get you again dog,” before leaving. He was arrested at Griffith Base Hospital on Thursday, December 1.
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