A man kicked and punched his victim and threatened to smash her head in with a hammer.
A man kicked and punched his victim and threatened to smash her head in with a hammer.

‘I’ll smash your head in’: Violent man released from prison

A GLADSTONE man has been released from prison after serving 152 days for a series of violent domestic violence offences.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday to four domestic violence breaches and common assault.

His offending started when he was released from prison for an unrelated matter and he went to victim's house, telling her he had no where else to go.

He became angry when he couldn't find cigarette papers and verbally abused the victim before he threw a small steak knife near her feet.

The man went to the victim's house on April 2 at 8.45pm and told her to open the door.

She refused because she could tell he was drunk and there were children home.

The man forced the screen door open and pushed past the victim, made threats to her brother and said he would "f---ing smash" the victim and "kill them all".

The man punched and kicked the victim in the face and chest multiple times and tried to gether to give him money.

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The defendant called the victim on April 5 at 2pm and said "where are you sl--" and "I'm coming for you and your brother sl--" before ending the call.

At 11pm he was at another person's house when the police were called in relation to another incident.

After police left the man verbally abused and assaulted another woman, blaming her partner for the police being at the house.

The man entered the unit and approached the woman demanded her phone.

The woman called the police and the man slapped her across the side of her face and took her phone before he left.

The same day at midnight the man went to the first victim's house.

He told her to "open the door sl-- or I'll f---ing boot it in anyway".

The victim let him in but sought refuge in her bedroom.

The man kept asking for money and cigarettes before he picked up a nearby hammer and said "shut your f---ing mouth or I'll smash your head in" gesturing the hammer near her head.

The victim gave him a cigarette before the man threatened to kill her brother and her.

He eventually left to get more cigarettes and the victim was able to escape.

The man was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and released immediately on parole having already served 152 days.

Anyone seeking help in a domestic violence situation should contact:

1800-Respect: 1800 737 732

Gladstone Women's Health: 1800 749 222

DV Connect Womensline: 1800 811 811

DV Connect Mensline: 1800 600 636

Policelink 131 444 or 000 in an emergency.


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