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Man threatened to slit woman's throat

A MAN who was in court for threatening a 000 operator earlier this year has been brought back before the courts, this time for threatening to slit a woman's throat in front of police.

The Warwick Magistrates Court this week heard the 22-year-old became involved with an altercation with his then-girlfriend on October 18, after an afternoon of drinking together.

Police prosecutor Steve de Lissa said the fight turned physical when the man shoved the woman in the chest.

Officers were called and the court heard the man called the woman a derogatory name and said he would "cut her throat" if she returned to their home.

The Warwick man, who represented himself in court, told Magistrate Graham Lee he was agitated because the woman wouldn't return his rent money.

He told the court the woman punched him several times in the back of the head, which led him to shove her in the chest.

The man was fined $250 and a probation order he was on at the time of the offence was allowed to continue.

Topics:  death threat, warwick magistrates court




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