Court hears of a ‘minor’ stab wound with 15cm blade

A WOORABINDA woman faced court yesterday, pleading guilty to one count of unlawful wounding after stabbing a man with a 15cm blade.

Rynetta Denise Gyemore appeared in the Rockhampton District Court, where she needed to be fitted with hearing aids to hear the proceedings.

The court heard how the 45-year-old stabbed a man with a knife taken from a kitchen drawer on November, 21 2014, and inflicted a 1cm deep laceration beneath his left ribs.

Crown prosecutor Alexandra Baker described the injury as "relatively minor" and said the man only required "conservative" treatment.

The court heard that Gyemore had a vast criminal history involving alcohol, and was described as "drinking heavily leading up to this incident" by defence barrister Ross LoMonaco.

"She can't say why she acted the way she did... she is sorry for her actions; she puts it down to consumption of alcohol," he said.

Gyemore volunteered herself to police following the incident.

Sentencing was adjourned by Judge Michael Burnett to August 3.