Mum 'gave neighbours a show' as her life was spiralling down
A MOTHER of four who stood in front of her neighbours with no clothes on and then started swearing while in hospital has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in court.
At Warwick Magistrates Court this week, Lawyer Clare Hine said Rebecca Jane Cooper was "extremely embarrassed" by the incident.
Cooper pleaded guilty to two counts of public nuisance as well as four counts of fraud and one count each of unlawful possession of weapons and explosives.
"She says her life had been spiralling down and she got into an argument with her partner that day," Mrs Hine said.
The court heard Cooper had started headbutting a wall when her partner dragged her towards the door, causing the top and underwear she was wearing to come off.
Mrs Hine said the neighbours were outside at the time.
"She thought she'd go out and really give them a show, which she did, she stood in the door with no clothes on and used foul language," Mrs Hine said.
The second public nuisance charge was laid after Cooper was using bad language at the hospital after the incident in December.
Ms Hine said the explosives charge related to a 12-gauge shotgun shell, while the weapons offence was in relation to a butterfly knife that was broken.
The court heard Cooper had a history of drug addiction and "debilitating" mental health issues.
The 29-year-old woman was now engaged with support services and had started medication, Mrs Hine said.
"She has been trying to rehabilitate, the drugs have had a profound effect on her life," Mrs Hine said.
She asked Magistrate Bevan Manthey to consider issuing a suspended sentence to Cooper.
The Warwick woman wiped away tears as Mr Manthey gave her a jail sentence of three months suspended for 12 months.
Mr Manthey said Cooper had pleaded guilty early and now had a penalty hanging over her head.
"You've been going through difficult issues and you've got support there so best of luck to you," he said.