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Woman lashes out at partner after he was caught masturbating

A YOUNG mother with a history of violence has again avoided serving actual jail time, this time when she was in court over a fit of rage that ignited when she caught her partner masturbating in the shower.

When police attended the couple's home on November 17, they found the 35-year-old man wearing only a towel and waiting for officers on the footpath with his mother.

The couple cannot be named for legal reasons.

Last week the Warwick Magistrates Court heard the 23-year-old woman had kicked in the shower door, smashed a large television and "attacked" her partner's mother when she tried to phone police.

The young woman has a history of domestic violence, which she acquired during the term of what solicitor Carl Settgast described as a "volatile relationship".

Mr Settgast told the court the couple, who have two children together, had been subjected to domestic violence orders against each other over the past five years.

His client also had a history of violence towards her partner's mother.

After a year-long period when things had been "okay" in the relationship, the couple began to argue over parenting issues, finances and the man's lack of help around the house.

It is understood the man had been drinking prior to the latest incident and the woman was frustrated with him not helping her with their children.

The court heard the couple had since separated and the man was no longer living in Warwick.

The pair appeared in the same court in August 2011, when they were each sentenced to four months jail for violence against the other.

The sentences were fully suspended for 12 months, allowing them both to walk free from the court.

In the 2011 incident, the court heard the woman had smashed another TV and kicked and punched the man.

He was heard to have thrown keys at the woman, threatened to "snap her neck", forced her to the ground and placed his hands around her neck and squeezed her throat.

The woman told the court she couldn't breathe and feared she was going to die.

Last week she pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic violence order and was given another chance to change her life.

Magistrate Graham Lee sentenced her to three months jail but she was paroled immediately and again allowed to walk from the court.

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