Glassing cuts woman’s face
A TEENAGE girl who glassed another young woman in the face with a beer bottle at a party, was found to have reacted "spontaneously" after the victim pushed her and threw a punch.
Judge Stuart Durward SC told Danyella Robinson, 18, he would not send her to prison but make an order more appropriate in the circumstances of the matter.
Robinson, an apprentice hairdresser, pleaded guilty in the District Court at Mackay to unlawfully wounding the young woman on June 7 last year during an argument outside a house on Shakespeare St.
Brendan Manttan for the Crown said Robinson, then aged 17, was at a house party when the two women became involved in some mutual pushing on the dance floor.
Later outside the front of the house another altercation occurred and the pushing escalated with both females trying to throw punches.
Mr Manttan said Robinson hit the woman in the face with the beer bottle that she was holding.
The bottle smashed, cutting the woman above her left eye and she collapsed in excruciating pain, he said.
A deep cut above and through her eyebrow required 15 external and three internal stitches.
Defence barrister Phillip Moore said the youth of his client was very relevant. Mr Moore said it had not been her intent to hit with the bottle but struck in response to a punch thrown by the complainant.
He found that the circumstances of the offence did distinguish it from other cases. He said that when Robinson walked away the other woman followed her outside and began pushing her.
"You responded in a spontaneous way and struck back at her, unfortunately you had a bottle in your hand," Judge Durward said.
Robinson received a supervised Probation Order of 15 months.
Judge Durward ordered no conviction be recorded.