She threw a hot cup of tea on her partner that left him with a scalded chest.
She threw a hot cup of tea on her partner that left him with a scalded chest. Kevin Farmer

Stab mum back in Toowoomba court for 'cuppa' attack

AN OAKEY woman serving a jail sentence for stabbing her de facto husband after he told her he was in love with her sister has appeared in court on another attack on the man.

Kristie Anne Sharpley appeared before Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Friday by video link from the women's prison where she is serving a two year term for unlawfully wounding her then partner in October last year.

The 34-year-old had been on bail for the stabbing charge when she committed a further assault on the man, that time throwing a cup of hot tea which scalded his chest during an argument at her then Wilsonton home in May this year.

The court heard her estranged de facto had phoned her to pick him up and take him to her then Wilsonton home in May this year in breach of court orders that they have no contact.

She told police she had been struggling to feed herself and her family at the time and when the complainant man started eating all of their food she had become upset and tossed the tea at him.

The pregnant mother of eight pleaded guilty to that charge as well as to being caught driving on Wine Drive on May 3, just one day after being disqualified for two years by the same court, and to driving without ensuring her passengers were wearing seat belts including her two-year-old daughter on the back seat.

Sharpley, who is six months pregnant, is due for release on parole in February next year, the court heard.

Acting Magistrate Roger Stark sentenced her to three months in jail to be served concurrently with her current sentence with the same parole release date and disqualified her from driving for two years.


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