Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Knifing 000 Call Brings Tears; Relationship A[euro][approximately]immature'

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Knifing 000 Call Brings Tears; Relationship A[euro][approximately]immature'

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Byline: Emma McBryde emma.mcbryde@capnews.com.au

PETA Airini Nocon sobbed as she listened to the triple zero call she made after fatally stabbing her 19-year-old partner with a avery large knifea in 2009.

The recording was played yesterday in the Supreme Court in Rockhampton, on the second day of Nocon's trial for the manslaughter of her former fiancA[c]e, Dylan James Scattergood.

Crown prosecutor Michael Cowen said the pair was arguing on the morning of August 13 at Nocon's parents' Boyne Island home where they were living.

He told the jury Nocon was fixing the handle of a avery large knifea she had thrown at a kitchen wall.

The court heard Mr Scattergood intended to sell his guitar to buy cigarettes but when he started to leave Nocon grabbed his shoulder.

Mr Cowen said the couple began to struggle and Mr Scattergood twisted Nocon's arm, causing the knife to make a deep gash in her elbow.

He said Mr Scattergood punched Nocon, causing her to fall across a coffee table. …

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