‘Bung-eyed butch c---’: Bowen man hurls insults in DV fight
A Bowen man called his mother-in-law a "bung-eyed butch c--t" and told his partner one of her children was "retarded", that she should not have had more.
The 34-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, hurled a barrage of insults at the woman and was brought back down to size when the Bowen magistrate spoke.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Sarah Rowe told Bowen Magistrates Court the couple were arguing in January.
Sen-Constable Rowe said during the altercation the man called the woman a "b----", "fat c---" and grabbed a mirror to put in front of her so she could see her reflection.
Sen-Constable Rowe told the court the man also said one of the woman's children from a previous relationship was "retarded" and she should not have had more, as well as calling her mother a "bung-eyed butch c--t".
The court heard during the argument the man told the woman to move out of the house, which she did and stayed at a motel for the night.
The man pleaded guilty to contravening a domestic violence order.
Lawyer Cleo Rewald, for the man, said he had three children with a previous partner and shared twins with the woman he was arguing with.
Ms Rewald told the court the argument stemmed partly from the fact a recovery order had to be made for his children.
"They are trying to work on their relationship and they are both seeking counselling," Ms Rewald said.
"He is not proud of how he has spoken to the mother of his children.
"He is also very embarrassed and extremely remorseful for how he has spoken and the words he has used."
Ms Rewald noted the man did not have any criminal history and had pleaded guilty early.
Magistrate James Morton told the father of five he was not a man, he was a mouse because the way he spoke to the woman was "degrading" and "poor".
"It's absolutely disrespectful to call her a b---- and a c--t and you even ran down one of her children from her previous relationship," Mr Morton said.
"What sort of woman would want to be with you?"
"I don't see you being a pillar of society.
"Are you a knight in shining armour? No you are far from it."
Mr Morton ran through the man's behaviour, drawing particular attention to the fact he held up a mirror to the woman.
"Have you looked in the mirror lately? I would not if I were you, I would be too ashamed of what I see," Mr Morton said.
"You have got kids everywhere, you have got five kids.
"You are happy to plant the seed anywhere and everywhere.
"Domestic violence is serious sir, it does not need to be physical violence or physical contact, it is conduct."
The man was fined $500 with no conviction recorded.