Man threatens to kill ex-partner and take son away
A MAN who faced court for contravening a domestic violence order taken out against him by his ex-partner was supported in court by the woman who reported him.
The 24-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic violence order by way of threats in Kingaroy Magistrates Court this week.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Kim Scott told the court the 24-year-old phoned his ex-partner and threatened to kick her teeth in, take their shared son away and even kill her in March this year.
However defence solicitor Mark Werner said his client's situation changed since he breached the domestic violence order in March.
Mr Werner said he was back together with the woman he threatened and she was present in court to support him.
"They've reconciled since this matter," he said.
"He now lives with the aggrieved and their son."
Mr Werner said the woman told the court she provoked the defendant before he made the threats against her.
"She told him she was going to move interstate and change the child's name," he said.
"He's reacted very poorly, which he's very remorseful for."
In a letter to the court, Magistrate Barry Barrett said the man's partner now defended what he did to her.
"She goes as far as to say that 'anyone would have acted the same way if they were told I was moving interstate and changing our son's last name'," Mr Barrett said.
Mr Barrett said it did not condone the man's breach of domestic violence order but "places it in a different light perhaps".
Mr Barrett sentenced the man to two months imprisonment, wholly suspended.