Man assaulted partner of 10 years
A RAMORNIE man’s ‘cowardly’ attack on his de facto partner of 10 years after a drinking session at a South Grafton hotel has landed him on a 12-month good behaviour bond.
Michael Glen Miller, 45, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm on January 8.
Police facts said Miller met his de facto at 3pm and arranged to meet her after work about 6pm at a hotel for a meal.
Miller was drinking at the hotel when his partner arrived and some time later she left to go home.
As she was opening the front gate, Miller arrived and savagely assaulted her.
The court heard that Miller had been suffering depression arising from a post-traumatic stress disorder at the time of the assault.
Magistrate Kim Pogson described Miller’s attack on his partner as cowardly, but deferred passing a custodial sentence on him because of his attempts to rehabilitate himself.