Woman threatened to 'murder' her mum following 'dog row'

Woman threatened to 'murder' her mum following 'dog row'

A WOMAN sent her mother "threatening and abusive" text messages after an earlier "row" about the defendant's dog, Ballymena Magistrates Court was told.

Padraigin Taylor (22), of High Street in Ballymena, admitted charges of making a threat to kill and a threat to damage property and also wasting police time by making a false allegation that her mother had committed an offence

The charges related to March 29 this year.

The court heard the defendant continued to send messages even in the presence of police.

The texts included: 'You're a dead woman'; 'I'm going to murder you' and another saying she was going to 'punch the head clean off you'.

Taylor also phoned her mum saying she would put her "windows in" in that night.

The prosecutor said the defendant later called police alleging her mother had committed an assault on another person but police officers still in attendance at the mother's house confirmed that to be a false report.

A defence barrister said the defendant had "alcohol" issues and had "no recollection" of what she had said and the messages she had sent.

The lawyer said looking back Taylor "isn't proud of her actions".

Deputy District Judge Anne Marshall ordered the defendant to do 40 hours of Community Service saying: "I think it would do you some good to work with Community Service and get out and maybe work in a charity shop or do something back into the community".