Prison, then parole, for stabbings at Maryborough pub

A WOMAN who "became hysterical" and stabbed a couple at a Maryborough pub has been given four-and-a-half years in jail - with immediate parole.

Kerry Lee Glasheen, 49, fronted the Maryborough District Court this week to plead guilty to grievous bodily harm, wounding and two counts of assaulting a police officer.

Crown prosecutor Clare Kelly told the court Glasheen had been living at the pub for several weeks prior to September 20 last year.

She said what appeared to have prompted the stabbings was the 50-year-old man, the manager of the pub, and his girlfriend confronting Glasheen about 9pm when she brought three young men up to her room for a cigarette.

The court heard the two women began to fight and Glasheen received several blows to her head.

The police were called and, on arrival, found a "hysterical, drunk and bleeding" Glasheen sitting outside her room.

The court heard Glasheen went into the downstairs area of the pub and stabbed the 50-year-old man in the stomach with the knife.

She was confronted by the man's girlfriend, 46, another fight ensued between the two, and the woman received a stab wound to her arm and cuts to her arms and breast.

Judge Hugh Botting sentenced her to three years for grievous bodily harm and 18 months for wounding with immediate parole.

He declared 87 days pre-sentence custody as time served.

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