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August 08, 2018 18:13:19

An Adelaide courtroom has heard a teenage lady accused of finishing up a college stabbing final week might pose a danger to the general public if launched on bail, saying her father owned 11 registered firearms.

Key factors:

  • A 14-year-old accused of stabbing one other pupil at an Adelaide faculty is in search of bail
  • The Youth Court docket heard she has been subjected to threats and bullying in custody
  • A prosecutor says she might pose a danger to the general public

The Adelaide Youth Court docket heard the lady had been subjected to threats and bullying throughout her time in custody.

The 14-year-old — who’s in search of launch — will probably be psychiatrically assessed earlier than the Justice of the Peace decides.

She is accused of stabbing a 17-year-old pupil within the again on August 1, inside a rest room of the North Adelaide faculty.

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The college can’t be named for authorized causes.

The courtroom heard the youthful lady didn’t know her sufferer and apologised to her after the assault, earlier than working off.

Prosecutor Paul Tate opposed all types of bail, and expressed issues in regards to the danger the lady would possibly pose to the general public.

He mentioned the lady’s father had 11 registered firearms.

The lady’s lawyer Aaron Almeida mentioned strict bail circumstances together with 24-hour monitoring at residence by her mom might assist alleviate these issues.

“We’ve got a younger lady in custody with no prior convictions, she has by no means had any solutions of behaviour like this beforehand,” Mr Almeida mentioned.

Custody ‘undesirable’ due to ‘threats and bullying’

Mr Almeida informed the courtroom his shopper had been bullied in custody over the previous week.

“To say the least it has been a really harrowing expertise,” he mentioned.

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“She has been subjected to threats and bullying… as a consequence of these threats and bullying the perpetrator was restrained.

“It’s an undesirable setting for such a younger lady.”

Mr Almeida urged the courtroom to launch his shopper on bail into the care of her household at residence, and mentioned she had supportive mother and father and relations.

“Fairly than have this younger lady stay in custody, my submission is that it’s preferable to all events to have her launched into the care of her household,” he mentioned.

Mr Almeida informed the courtroom that “day by day” his shopper spent in custody was “too lengthy” and mentioned strict monitoring circumstances together with banning her from attending inside 100 metres of the varsity might assist safeguard the group.

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Justice of the Peace Kym Boxall mentioned he needed to discover the lady’s psychological state and any hazard she would possibly pose to the group, earlier than making a call on bail.

He ordered a psychiatric evaluation and residential detention report and adjourned the bail software for 4 weeks.

“I ought to at the very least fulfill myself via some professional report about her present psychological state,” Justice of the Peace Boxall mentioned.

“I’ve not precluded the potential for some type of bail, however I’m going to order a psychiatric report to tell the courtroom about her psychological state and whether or not she actually does represent a danger to the general public and what that danger is perhaps.”

An intensive suppression order stays in place on a number of the allegations within the case.











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