Barclay White

He threatened to kill his ex-partner. Court fines him $750

A MAN who threatened to kill his former partner has been fined just $750 in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court.

The 26-year-old Hervey Bay man, who the Chronicle has not named in order to protect his ex-partner, pleaded guilty on Thursday to two counts of breaching a domestic violence order.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jeanette Grigoris said the domestic violence order specified he was not to have any contact with his partner.

She said on November 17 the man's ex-partner received a call from the man.

"He said he would kill the aggrieved and any person she has a relationship with," she said.

Sgt Grigoris said the man told police he could not remember saying anything like that.

She said just days later on November 23 the woman was being driven on the Esplanade by a male friend.

The court heard the man saw them, turned his car around and tried to drive alongside his ex-partner's car.

The man yelled at the woman and told them to pull over but the pair kept driving.

The man then followed the car to the Hervey Bay police station where he waited outside.

It was not until the woman went inside the police station that the man left.

Defence lawyer Trinity McGarvie said the man had recently had medication changed before these incidents.

She said the man had been trying to talk to the woman about seeing his 4-year-old son.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell told the man he needed to go through the right processes to see his son, "no matter how frustrating" it was.

The man was fined $750.



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