Court told of death threats

Al­le­ga­tions of shock­ing in­tim­i­da­tion

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - GREG DUNDAS

A CO­RIO man is ac­cused of threat­en­ing to kill mag­is­trates, child pro­tec­tion work­ers and a bail jus­tice and telling a Gee­long po­lice­man “how about I rape and kill you and your kids”.

But Alex Boros, 42, pleaded not guilty to three charges of mak­ing threats to kill and two al­ter­nate counts of us­ing tele­phones to men­ace in Gee­long County Court yes­ter­day.

The de­fen­dant is rep­re­sent­ing him­self in the jury trial, ar­gu­ing any com­ments he made were mis­con­strued ex­pres­sions of frus­tra­tion with po­lice and bu­reau­cracy.

On April 12, 2016, he wrote six ex­ple­tive-laden text mes­sages to a child pro­tec­tion worker he knew.

Po­lice say the threat to kill was made when he wrote: “is this how mag­is­trates and child pro­tec­tion raise kids! You c--ts should all be lined up and shot in the f--king head, and your kids be­headed ...”

The jury heard Mr Boros told the woman he dreamt of killing mag­is­trates and govern­ment work­ers nightly, but would ar­gue his com­ments were opin­ions of what he’d “like to see hap­pen”, not a re­al­is­tic threat.

Giv­ing ev­i­dence yes­ter­day, the woman said he named a mag­is­trate, and said he wanted to kill the man’s fam­ily, cat and dog, dis­mem­ber them and put them in a bath tub.

The wit­ness said Mr Boros’ mes­sages left her “quite trau­ma­tised and fear­ful”. “I speak to peo­ple like that all the time,” Mr Boros re­sponded.

A month later, Mr Boros phoned an of­fice in Mel­bourne to com­plain about a bail jus­tice.

The woman who took his 20-minute call de­scribed the de­fen­dant as “ag­gres­sive, rude, de­mean­ing, abu­sive ... and men­ac­ing”, and said she re­fused his de­mands to name the bail jus­tice.

“His tone to­ward me be- came quite threat­en­ing. He said he would find out the name of the bail jus­tice one way or an­other, and when he did he would camp out­side (his) home and he would f-king kill him,” she said.

“I did not say that and I do not care what you do, think or say,” Mr Boros told the wit­ness.

Two days later, on May 13, at Gee­long Po­lice Sta­tion, Mr Boros al­legedly threat­ened De­tec­tive Sergeant An­thony Reyn­t­jes. “Have you got kids? ... How about I rape and kill you and your kids,” is the al­leged com­ment he made.

Sgt Reyn­t­jes and his col­league Sgt An­thony Hen­der­son both tes­ti­fied about the threat yes­ter­day.

“I do have kids. I thought if I did see him down the street I didn’t know how he’d re­act,” Sgt Reyn­t­jes said.

Mr Boros ad­mit­ted “I usu­ally do rattle onto the po­lice” but later added: “I don’t talk like that”. His trial will con­tinue in the County Court to­day.

IN COURT: Alex Boros is ac­cused of mak­ing threats to kill.

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