Bessbrook Woman Sentenced For Stabbing Boyfriend

A Bessbrook woman who stabbed her partner following a verbal argument has been ordered to complete an 18 month probation order.

The 34-year-old’s barrister told court: “She instructs that she simply lashed out. This is completely out of character and in the past year this has been something which has been dominating her thoughts.”

Zara Torrens, of Dobsons Way, did not appear as her case was listed for sentencing at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Prosecution outlined that at 12.30pm on May 15, of last year, police received a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife at an address on Chapel Street, Newry.

Upon arrival at the address, officers quickly separated the pair before speaking with the injured party.

The injured party described how the defendant had swung her hands at him scraping his head and face, before grabbing a kitchen knife and stabbing him, once in the shoulder and once in the back.

The injured party stated that Torrens had then washed the knife and he had called his mother to get her to contact police.

The defendant was arrested and during interview she denied stabbing her partner but admitted to pushing him in the face.

Torrens was sentenced to 18 months probation for the offence before the court.


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