Mother accused of stabbing her five-year-old daughter in the HEAD during terrifying knife rampage appears in court with a black eye
- Mother accused of knifing her five-year-old daughter several times in the head
- She is also accused of stabbing three strangers during the alleged rampage
- The woman had a black eye as she appeared in court via video link from jail
A mother accused of knifing her five-year-old daughter several times in the head during a stabbing rampage in the NSW Hunter region has appeared in court with a black eye.
The 26-year-old appeared briefly in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday via video link from Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre. She had a black left eye.
Magistrate Brett Shields made no mention of her condition when adjourning the case to Newcastle Local Court on December 11, when it’s expected the charges will be confirmed and a decision made on how to proceed.
The woman has been in custody since her arrest on August 27 in the beachside town of Salamander Bay, where it’s alleged she stabbed her daughter and three strangers during the rampage.
A mother accused of knifing her five-year-old daughter (pictured with paramedics) several times in the head during a stabbing rampage in the NSW Hunter region has appeared in court with a black eye
She faces four counts of being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence, three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one count of wounding her daughter with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, assaulting a police officer, resisting police and affray.
She also faces two separate charges alleging she was driving disqualified in Williamtown on July 25 when pulled over by police and found to have an axe in her car.
When told on Monday her case had been adjourned and she would remain behind bars, the mother told the magistrate: ‘OK, thanks.’
Court documents reveal police refused to release the woman on bail after her arrest because the alleged offences were of such a violent nature.
‘The defendant did not make admissions to the offences,’ Senior Constable Adam French said in his written decision for refusing bail.
‘There are a number of independent witnesses to the offence.’
Sen Const French indicated the woman had three previous convictions for domestic violence, public disorder and alcohol-fuelled violence.
She appeared in Raymond Terrace Local Court (pictured) on Monday via video link from Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre. She had a black left eye
The police officer said the woman was an unacceptable risk of committing a serious offence if released and could pose a danger to the community.
Detectives allege she stabbed her daughter several times during the August attack before dragging her through a store.
The woman, who allegedly punched a senior constable twice in the face during her arrest, was taken to the Mater Hospital for treatment for self-inflicted stab wounds to her head.
Her daughter suffered several lacerations to her skull. The three other victims were treated for minor injuries.
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