DV OUTBURST: Man tells wife ‘go f*** yourself’ after arrest
A BUILDING contractor has been slammed for his "disgraceful" behaviour to his wife even telling her "you're a f***wit" and "go f*** yourself".
Now he has a jail term hanging over his head for the next nine months.
Proserpine Magistrates Court heard the couple had a tumultuous relationship and a domestic violence order had been in place since at least January last year.
The 40 year old plasterer, who was working in the area, returned home late to their Jubilee Pocket accommodation, which sparked a heated argument.
Police were called about 10pm.
Prosecutor Sergeant Emma Myors said the 51-year-old woman told officers he had been working "with a crew of tradies with a disgusting attitude towards women".
The court heard the man's wife told police he came home saying she cannot cook, called her fat and a sl*t, and that she was a bad mother to her children.
"And he disparaged her job saying she was just a retail worker," Sgt Myors said.
The woman also told police he threw her belongings from the donga where they were staying and told her to leave knowing she had no money to afford alternate accommodation and had no family or friend support in the area.
The court heard he told police she had started the argument and he was frustrated over ongoing relationship issues that resulted in him wanting a divorce "which he states (she) needs to accept".
Sgt Myors said the man told officers on this occasion he had wanted to physically assault the woman as he was frustrated and sick of the conflict.
"He said he prevented himself from physically harming her," Sgt Myors said.
The court heard he called police and as he was led away by officers he told the woman "you're a f***wit" and "go f*** yourself, you f***ing hurt me, you're f***ed".
Magistrate James Morton said the incident sounded like a scene from Once Were Warriors. "Come home late from work, dinner's not cooked and there's an argument," Mr Morton said, labelling the man's language as "disgraceful".
The man pleaded guilty to breaching a domestic violence order.
Defence solicitor Peta Vernon pushed for a fine, but Mr Morton said a fine was just a "wrap on the knuckles" and would send the wrong message given it was his fourth offence of this type.
Ms Vernon said the couple had only been married for a couple of years.
"Obviously the marriage is not a good one," Ms Vernon said.
"There's fault on both sides."
The court heard the woman had emailed the court acknowledging "she's not without fault in this circumstance".
However, Mr Morton said the email read like a circle of domestic violence for victims.
Ms Vernon said the man was meant to start a new job in Longreach on Monday and he was not taking his wife with him.
He was jailed for one month with release after two days - which he already served in presentence custody in the watch house.
The jail term was suspended for nine months.
A conviction was recorded.