Man to foster mum: 'I'll slit your throat'

A FOSTER mum feared for her life when a man she had once cared for repeatedly threatened to kill her.  

The 24-year-old man, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim, launched a prolonged phone attack on the woman in which he left her an abusive voice-mail telling her he would "slit her throat".  

He pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday to using a carriage service to threaten to kill.   

He appeared in court by video from custody.  

The court heard the Maryborough man set alight a jacket the woman had lent him, and sent her a photo of the apparel alight accompanied with the words "f*** you."   

In the lengthy voice-mail, he called the woman offensive warning her he would burn down her house.   

"I don't give a f*** about you," the voice-mail said.  

"You've done nothing but wrap me in cotton wool.  

"I'm going to slit your throat."  

The offences happened between April 28 and May 11.  

The woman and her partner had to report the harassment to police fearing for their safety.   

Magistrate Stephen Guttridge sentenced the man to one-month jail.   

He was allowed release on a $2000 good behaviour bond meaning if he keeps out of trouble for 12 months, he won't have to pay the fine.  



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