Woman awaits fate for stabbing dealer

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Rockingham Court.
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A woman who stabbed her drug dealer in the stomach with a butter knife is awaiting sentencing after appearing in court earlier this month.

The woman appeared in Rockingham Magistrate’s Court on Monday, February 4, and then again on Friday, February 8, via video link from Melaleuca Prison facing four charges, which included unlawful wounding.

The court was told that between 1am and 6am on Sunday, September 24, 2017, the woman went to an address in Shoalwater, agitated that drugs she had previously paid for the day before had not yet been delivered.

Early that morning she called the victim and was told the drugs were not there yet, with the woman then going to the home and getting into an argument with the victim.

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The court was told she punched the victim in the face several times, before picking up a butter knife and stabbing the victim in the stomach.

The victim was taken to Rockingham General Hospital, where it was revealed she had a 5cm-deep puncture wound.

During the court hearing earlier this month, it was raised that the woman only picked up the knife after being threatened with a needle by the victim. However, police have disputed this claim.

The woman has pleaded guilty, but a further court hearing has been scheduled for February 22 to discuss the dispute over the facts.

Magistrate Leanne Atkins said it was “impossible” to sentence the woman until the specific details of the offence were cleared up.

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