THE woman who allegedly stabbed her ex-lover in the stomach after he ended their relationship appeared in Orange court yesterday after being granted bail in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Margaret Jane Offner had been in custody since December when police arrested her in the driveway of her Phillip Street home following the alleged incident.
At the time of her arrest Offner allegedly admitted to police she had stabbed Peter MacQueen at Spring Hill and the knife she used was in her car.
Offner is charged with causing wounding and grievous bodily harm to a person with intent.
Police have also taken out an apprehended violence order against Offner, ordering her to stay away from the victim.
As a serious indictable offence the case is being handled in court by the Department of Public Prosecutions who yesterday asked magistrate Bruce Williams for a further adjournment to finalise the prosecution case, as several statements still need to be obtained.
Police allege Offner met MacQueen on the dating site RSVP and the attack was the result of the victim breaking off the couple’s relationship the day before.
Police also claim Offner drank heavily at her home in Orange during the night after the relationship ended.
They say after removing a boning knife from her kitchen Offner drove to the victim’s Spring Hill home.
Police allege Offner walked into the house and found the victim sitting on the lounge, lunging at him and inflicting serious stab wounds to his stomach.