Court hears of in­fat­u­ated man’s ‘vi­cious’ as­sault

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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-

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