A woman who pleaded guilty to reckless grievous bodily harm, after her former partner received significant burns after he fell unconscious against a heater during a fight, said she did not recall the incident.
The 45-year-old woman was questioned under oath in Orange District Court on Monday.
According to information presented in court, two women and the man were heavily intoxicated when they started arguing at a house in Dalton Street on June 3, 2018, and the argument turned violent.
According to agreed facts the man was assaulted, then he was struck on the back by a chair, the woman hit him with a chair leg, he fell against the heater and when he regained consciousness he was assaulted again.
He was taken to Westmead Hospital and underwent surgery to rearrange his jaw and skin grafts to burns.Acting Judge Geoffrey Graham
The man then called his father to pick him up and his father took him to hospital for medical treatment.
However, when the woman was asked how she assaulted the man she said "I don't recall," and she said due to her intoxication most of the night was a blur.
"I remember there was a broken chair but who did what I don't remember," the woman said.
Barrister Bill Walsh said the woman was previously a victim of domestic violence and although the "toxic" relationship ended after the offence the man was charged this year for further offences against the woman.
However, Acting Judge Geoffrey Graham said there was no suggestion the woman was acting in self defence and the man's injuries included a broken and displaced jaw, bruising and soreness to his back and arms as well as significant burns to his right arm and right upper torso.
"He was taken to Westmead Hospital and underwent surgery to rearrange his jaw and skin grafts to burns," he said.
He sentenced the woman to a two-year intensive correction order with conditions that she engage in programs and counselling for domestic violence and alcohol. The woman was also subpoenaed to give evidence in a trial against the other woman, who pleaded not-guilty to reckless grievous bodily harm.
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