A man who stood outside his grandmother's house holding a container of petrol and threatened to burn her was given a custodial sentence in Orange Local Court on Wednesday.
The man, who is not named to protect the victim, had been in custody since his arrest and appeared via a video link to be sentenced for intimidating his grandmother, as well as intimidating another man and throwing a rock through the man's bedroom window.
According to police, the 37-year-old man threw a rock through another man's window at 3am on July 31. The victim went outside and the 37-year-old yelled, "I'll kill you you dog".
Solicitor Andrew Abraham said his client committed the offence because he believed the victim had hurt one of his client's children and despite reporting it to police he took matters into his own hands.
Then at 10.47am on September 1, the man stood outside his grandmother's house holding a container of petrol for his son's motorbike and in front of police he yelled at her "I'll burn you. I'll burn you alive, you mother f*****."
Magistrate David Day said the man appeared to show remorse due to the consequences he faced rather than the effect his actions had on children who were present in the first house or for his grandmother.
"There were threats directed to someone who obviously loves him and has raised him since he was a small boy," Mr Day said.
"The threats against his grandmother were at a time when he was on conditional liberty, when he was on bail for the [other] matters.
"If it seems to you that I'm really concerned about what you said to your grandmother I am.
"The fact that your Nan's here to support you is a credit to her, not to you."
The man was given two seven-month jail sentences with three-month non-parole periods for the intimidation.
Both sentences were back-dated to when he went into custody on remand so he could be released on parole on Saturday.
For breaking the window he was given a two-year community correction order with conditions he attend rehabilitation and treatment.
Mr Abraham said his client had grown up in an environment where intimidation and threats had been normalised.
He also said the man was employed at the time of his arrest and had employment lined up for when he is released, which Mr Day said would improve his prospects of rehabilitation.
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