A Griffith woman who attacked a lady she knew was pregnant in broad daylight has been found guilty of assault but has walked away without a conviction in Griffith Local Court.
The 27-year-old woman’s sentence was handed down on Wednesday, May 31 after she pleaded guilty to the assault charge.
She and the victim had been living together in the four weeks leading up to the assault – with the woman well aware her housemate was five-weeks-pregnant.
It was a fact that did not matter to her on the afternoon of Monday, March 13 when she drove past the victim and a friend on Yambil Street.
The woman had her eight-year-old son in the car with her but still yelled out at the girls before stopping and getting out of her car.
Approaching the pair she yelled something about them having stolen her property before, without warning, turning on her pregnant housemate punching her with both fists a number of times.
During the assault the victim’s friend tried to pull the woman off her, earning a punch in the face for her troubles.
Getting back in the car the woman followed the pair as they continued to walk down Yambil Street, with the girls forced to hide in a shop in fear.
Arriving at Griffith Police Station an ambulance was called to treat the pregnant woman who was suffering from severe tenderness to her ribs.
The woman was found guilty of common assault without proceeding to a conviction and was directed to enter into a two year good behaviour bond.
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