Spear gun-toting female stalker jailed



A YAMBA woman who threatened to shoot passers-by with a spear gun was jailed for a maximum of nine months when she appeared in sittings of the Local Court in Grafton yesterday.

Sharen Kelly, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a loaded spear gun to endanger life in a non-public place and two counts of stalk/intimidate with intent to cause fear physical/mental harm.

A police statement of facts said that on December 27, 2005, Kelly and her boyfriend met at her Yamba flat, part of a two-storey block of units overlooking Wooli Street.

From about 5.30pm until 8.30pm they were said to have pointed the loaded spear gun at a number of people passing by.

Her boyfriend, the court was told, had fired a spear a number of times into a block of wood.

He was alleged to have thrown a number of items from a balcony, some of which hit a passing family.

The male member of the family and another man approached Kelly's boyfriend to speak with him about his behaviour.

The court was told Kelly then walked out of the unit with the loaded spear gun in her hands.

"F...... stay where you are, I am f...... pointing this at you," the police statement said she told one of the men.

"If you f...... move I am going to f....... shoot youse."

She was then said to have pointed the spear gun at the second man and said: "Hey, f...er, I am gonna shoot you."

Kelly has been in custody since December 27.

She was sentenced to nine months' jail, with a non-parole period of three months. She will become eligible for release on March 26 this year.



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