Court hears of infatuated man’s ‘vicious’ assault
which left victims Teagan Moore (inset right) and partner Jake Burgess, fighting for their lives.
The court heard Greatbatch met Ms Moore when she was 13 or 14 and was working at the coffee lounge he owned in South A Australia. T The court h heard he t took a liking to her, which bec came a ““most un- healthy obsession” and a “sexual infatuation”. Greatbatch gave Ms Moore money to purchase sex toys and referred to her as “my girl”.
After Ms Moore met her now-husband Jake Burgess and the pair fell pregnant, she cut all ties with Greatbatch, sending him into a “jealous rage”. The court heard Greatbatch booked flights in and out of Mackay for one day, hired a car and checked into a motel before driving to the young family’s home in the night and carrying out his attack.
Greatbatch pleaded guilty to one count of wounding with the intent to disable for his at-