By Chris Thomson | posted on May 12, 2018
AN ALBANY woman confronted by another who admitted she was “completely and utterly paralytic” after consuming “four litres of goon” has pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful wounding.
On May 3, police prosecutor Mike Russell told Albany Magistrates Court that Elicitor May Roberts, then 49, was intoxicated when between 8.35am and 9.48am on November 14 another woman approached her in her Orana home.
Sergeant Russell said Roberts slashed the visitor in the left forearm and upper arm with a 30cm carving knife, before cutting the woman’s forehead, leaving a two-centimetre-long gash.
The visitor fell to the ground, Roberts left her house with the knife, and police later found her walking along South Coast Highway.
Defence lawyer Richard Hickson said the stabbed visitor later admitted she had “consumed four litres of goon” and was “completely and utterly paralytic”.
He said the woman had been “completely obnoxious” and Roberts “felt threatened by her”.
Magistrate Raelene Johnston told Roberts she was “very lucky that something more serious did not happen”, as picking up the knife created “potential for greater injury or death”.
Roberts told Magistrate Johnston she was no longer drinking.
“Good,” the Magistrate said.
“Continue on that path.”
Roberts was ordered to report to community corrections staff for the next 12 months and not to reoffend during that time lest she breach the order.