Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Teenager Threw Banana, Knife at Mother

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Teenager Threw Banana, Knife at Mother

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Byline: Emma Clarke emma.clarke@qt.com.au

FIRST he swore at his mother, then he threw a banana at her and then a steak knife, stabbing her in the arm.

It was shortly after 8.30am on a Thursday morning in April this year when the 19-year-old unleashed the abuse on his 43-year-old mother in the family's Redbank Plains kitchen.

The man swore at his mother, she called him a dog. He threw a banana, which hit her in the arm, and then a knife, which fell short.

He spat in her face and then threw a steak knife, which stuck in her arm.

The woman pulled the knife out and ran out of the house, bleeding, while the man's 18-year-old brother challenged him to a fight.

The man grabbed three more knives and took them outside where he threw them at his brother and ran away.

During the man's sentencing in Ipswich District Court yesterday, Judge Greg Koppenol described the incident as "another day in paradise".

In court the mother told Judge Koppenol she knew what her son did "was wrong". …

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