Accused sobs as bail is denied

ROSEANNE Louise Bereshezckiy sobbed in Orange Local Court on Monday when she was told she would not be granted bail for allegedly throwing a portable stove at a man and beating him with the reel end of a fishing rod on New Year’s Day.

Bereshezckiy, 31, who was on bail awaiting sentencing on another charge when the assault took place, could still be heard crying as she was taken away to the cells by correctional officers to remain in custody until March.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Andy Bobin asked for bail to be denied because of the injuries inflicted on the alleged victim and the fact he needed ongoing protection.

“We have several photos and there are a lot of injuries. She’s looking at a 12 month jail sentence,” he said.

Sergeant Bobin said the accused and her victim had been drinking in the lead up to the assault.

Bereshezckiy’s solicitor Andrew Rolfe said, as an alternative to custody, his client had an offer of work at an orchard at Nashdale and could provide $2000 in surety to ensure she complied with her bail conditions. Mr Rolfe said his client has been attempting to find a place in a residential rehabilitation program, but there were waiting lists.

The accused has a long history of court appearances, drugs and alcohol, after being introduced to cannabis at the age of 11, moving on to amphetamines at aged 12 and morphine and heroin by the age of 18.

She has previously been involved in rehabilitation programs at Lyndon and last year successfully completed the Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment (MERIT) program.

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