Kalkie man causes cuts on wife
A KALKIE man who caused cuts to his wife’s eye faced court charged with breaching a domestic violence order on Thursday.
The 35-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sitting with his wife in the lounge room of their home when a fight started over a credit card debt on April 23.
The defendant’s lawyer Allan Keleher said the argument escalated to a physical struggle and the woman hit her head.
“He was shocked by what happened... and they separated as a result,” he said.
The pair had reconciled since the incident and were going to therapy.
The court was told the man had no criminal history.
Magistrate John Smith fined the 35-year-old $350 and a conviction was not recorded.