A Griffith woman who boasted over Snapchat and Facebook about assaulting her ex-partner’s new girlfriend has faced the city’s local court.
The 26-year-old woman was in Griffith Local Court on Tuesday, May 30 charged with three counts of domestic violence common assault following her March rampage to attack the new girlfriend, which saw her also assault her ex-partner and a 61-year-old woman.
The woman and her ex-partner had separated two years ago after a four year relationship and have two children together.
The man has since found love again with a new girlfriend, something that has caused significant conflict in his dealings with his ex-partner.
This conflict came to a head on Tuesday, March 4 when the woman and her ex-partner got into an argument on Facebook about his relationship with the new girlfriend.
What was said during the argument made the new girlfriend so afraid she left her home in Griffith and drove to what she hoped would be a safe place, her new boyfriend’s Yenda home.
The girlfriend’s fear was so severe she parked her car out the back of the home, so that it would not be visible from the street.
Meanwhile the woman was at her own home in Griffith plotting, messaging a friend of hers on Facebook messenger at 8.30pm.
“Oi I swear to god [sic] I’m picking you up and we are going to ***’s house and I’m gunna bash ***.”
Despite pushing her friend to respond because she needed a witness, the woman eventually decided to make the trip solo, driving to the Yenda home at 10.15pm.
Seeing her approach the new girlfriend alerted her boyfriend and the 61-year-old woman who was also inside the house at the time.
The 61-year-old went outside and told the woman she was not allowed to enter the property, attempting to push past her the woman carried on eventually climbing the fence.
It was then police allege that she assaulted the 61-year-old woman and while the details of this assault are unclear she was found guilty of the crime despite pleading not guilty to the charge.
After the 61-year-old was dealt with the woman then lunged forward at the new girlfriend, grabbing her by the hair and striking her in the face three times with a closed fist, only stopping when her ex-partner intervened.
The man took hold of the woman by her throat pushing her off his girlfriend.
Turning to leave the woman picked up a small rock and threw it at the girlfriend, hitting her in the leg, before turning and spitting at her ex-partner lashing out and attempting to push him in the face.
Within minutes of her attack the woman was on her phone contacting several people to tell them what she had done.
A Facebook message was sent to one person simply saying “I smashed her” while a text to her mother explained her plan for avoiding punishment.
“But I was only wanting to go round there to talk coz [sic] she was taking everything the wrong way,” she wrote.
“That’s what I’m gunna [sic] say anyways.”
She then turned to Snapchat to again boast of smashing her victim.
The woman’s three victims called police, who in turn went to speak with her at her Griffith home.
Answering the door at 12.25am the woman was arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station.
Despite having messaged several people about what she had done the woman consented to police looking through her phone for evidence relating to the incident.
The woman recieved a 12 month good behaviour bond for her assault of her ex-partner and the 61-year-old woman and a three-year good behaviour bond for her assault of the new girlfriend.
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