Cherbourg woman released on bail for attempted murder charge
A CHERBOURG woman has been released on bail after she allegedly doused her former de facto partner in petrol and set him on fire on Saturday night at Cherbourg.
Monique Louise Chapman,17, faced Murgon Magistrates Court on Tuesday on an attempted murder charge and received bail.
Chapman was allegedly sniffing petrol with the victim, when she allegedly doused him with petrol and then lit his face.
The victim suffered second degree burns.
Defence lawyer Mark Werner said his client would allege that two days before on September 8, the victim tried to choke Chapman and beat her with a golf club.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Wayne Bushell said it did not take away from the fact that she allegedly poured petrol on him, threatened him and deliberately set him on fire.
Mr Werner said it would be a significant amount of time before his client faced a higher court and it would be unjust to hold her in custody for that amount of time.
Sgt Bushell said her charge may be downgraded.
Chapman will live with her aunt in Toowoomba, while she awaits her next court appearance.