'I'll get my sisters to smash you': Violent man jailed

A CHERBOURG man with a "very serious" history of domestic violence, assault, suffocating and choking, has been jailed for once again breaching a domestic violence order.

On January 7, the Cherbourg man arrived at his sister's house, and his ex-partner was there.

Defence lawyer Mark Oliver said the ex-partner locked the door.

"She then disrespected him by shouting out extremely prejudiced swear words relating to his sexuality and having sex with members of his family," he said.

The defendant then allegedly started yelling that he was going to get his sisters to attack the aggrieved.

Mr Oliver said the man was his father's carer and jail time would be detrimental.

"It would cause his father to be affected, given he's his only carer," he said.

"Due to cultural reasons, men don't like people outside their families taking care of them."

Police prosecutor Barry Stevens said adequate arrangements could be made with the health system for his father.

"What's most concerning is not just his history, it's his recent history," he said.

"You only have to go back to October 2017 - five domestic violence order breaches, two assaults occasioning bodily harm and a choking offence.

"In total, he has 14 prior offences for breaching domestic violence orders and he's currently on parole."

Sgt Stevens said the defendant threatened the aggrieved when she locked her out.

"He said, 'If you continue to disrespect me, I'll get my sisters to smash you'."


Queensland Corrective Services' Tammy Walker said throughout his contact with Alcohol And Other Drugs, he maintained he had not been drinking alcohol.

"However, the information present and the charges before the court indicate that may not have been meaningful behavioural change.

"In respect to domestic violence, he's had four contacts with the men's program facilitator.

"Information from the supervisor indicates he does remain with quite entrenched domestic violence ideologies, which is evident in the derogatory language he uses when speaking about the aggrieved," she said.

"We do have some strong concerns to (the defendant's) apparent return to alcohol as that has very distinct links between his risk of violent offending and serious domestic violence offending."

Magistrate Louisa Pink said breaching a domestic violence order was a very serious offence.

"If courts don't impose sentences to demonstrate that breaching an order is serious, then there is no protection for the aggrieved," she said.

"That piece of paper, that order, has the force of the court behind it, which is to stop you from committing domestic violence."

Magistrate Pink said every one of the defendant's previous convictions for breaching domestic violence were aggravating factors.

"In your case, those convictions range from 2009 - 10 years - and they include four convictions in 2017 and a conviction in April last year where you were sentenced to 18 months in prison for choking, suffocating and strangulation as a domestic violence offence."

The magistrate sentenced the man to three months' imprisonment, with a parole eligibility date of February 8.

"That's only an eligibility date, because I expect you will be in jail for some time because of your history," she said.

For possession of a 750mL bottle of port in a restricted alcohol area, he was convicted and not further punished.

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