Court told of death threats
Allegations of shocking intimidation
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.