Two years’ jail over $10 bottle attack

A MAN who glassed a woman before stabbing a man in the back all over a $10 debt has been sentenced to two years’ prison.

Daryl Farrent, 22, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing injury when he faced Mildura Magistrates’ Court this week. 

He was sentenced to two years’ prison, with a non-parole period of 12 months.

The court heard that on February 11, Farrent and his defacto partner went to his cousin and cousin’s girlfriend’s house to collect a $40 debt.

The pair gave them $30 and said they could have the rest by the next week.

Farrant said that wasn’t good enough, before inciting his partner to “bash” his cousin’s girlfriend, the court heard. 

The court heard Farrent picked up a soy sauce bottle from the victims’ shopping bags and hit the female victim to the head, causing a cut that later required stitches. Farrent then used the broken bottle to stab the male victim multiple times to the back.

The victim grabbed Farrent in a headlock before Farrent bit him a number of times, the court heard.

The court heard both victims sustained significant injuries, the stabbing victim needing 29 stitches and an operation after a blood clot was detected. 

Farrent and his partner were found hiding in a house in Merbein the next day and arrested.

Farrent allegedly told police he had been drinking that day and couldn’t remember much of the altercation.

Magistrate Stella Stuthridge previously said the matters were right at the top of her jurisdiction.

The matters also breached community corrections orders, the court heard, including one he was given for another glassing incident.

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