ASBO for Joan, 73, in neighbour abuse row
AN angry pensioner has been fined after attacking a neighbour and defying a court ban by going back to tackle him in the street.
Joan Courtney, 73, – the oldest female holder of an ASBO in Scotland – assaulted a man 30 years her junior during a hate campaign against her neighbours.
Derek Scotland, 41, was fitting a car stereo outside their shared block of flats in Stanley, Perthshire when she gripped hold of him.
It later took two cops to pin her down and get handcuffs on to her.
Courtney was found guilty of attacking Mr Scotland on May 3 last year and ordered to behave for six months.
At Perth Sheriff Court she admitted hurling abuse at Mr Scotland outside his home on April 3.
Courtney of Stanley, Perthshire, admitted defying a condition not to approach or contact Mr Scotland by shouting at him.
She was fined £250 and handed the ASBO which prohibits her from assaulting persons resident within the vicinity of her home and also from “shouting or otherwise threatening persons resident within the same vicinity.
He is believed to be responsible for the deaths of HUNDREDS of immigrant slaves and rival criminals – many of whom died in unimaginable pain.
Reports from within his Zetas cartel claim that Morales enjoyed driving around pointing at people randomly and saying: “Kill him... kill her.”
He is thought to behind several violent attacks including the murder of 72 migrants in 2010 and the massacre of 193 people a year later in San Fernando, Tamaulipas.
His trademark method of murder became known as the “guiso” – “stew” in English – where victims are stuffed into an oil barrel, doused with petrol, and set on fire to burn alive.
He developed the method to challenge other cartel hitmen who competed to come up with ever-more terrifying ways of killing.
They included Teodoro Garcia Simental – famed for having the corpses of tortured rivals dissolved in baths of acid.
Another method of fear-mongering favoured by Morales as well as other cartels was decapitating rivals and hanging their bodies from bridges or monuments.
The victims would often have warning signs hung around their necks or stabbed into their chests with ice picks to warn rivals of their fate should they try to cross Los Zetas.
Another of his victims was found naked with more than 30 knives embedded in his corpse.
The 40 year old was snared by Mexican Marines on Monday on a dirt road outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo, which has long served as the Zetas’ criminal heartland.
The truck was halted by a Marine helicopter and Treviño Morales was taken into custody along with a bodyguard and an accountant, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said.
He has been charged with murder, torture, kidnapping and other crimes – including the kidnapping and killing of the 265 migrants.
Treviño Morales, known as ‘Z-40’, is uniformly described as one of the two most powerful cartel heads in Mexico.
As the leader of a corps of special forces defectors, he went to work for drug traffickers that soon splintered off into their own cartel in 2010 and spread across Mexico, expanding from drug dealing into extortion, kidnapping and human trafficking.
Through a campaign of merciless violence and wholesale terror, Los Zetas have grown to become the most feared of all the drug gangs in Mexico.
They are also responsible for some of the country’s bloodiest massacres, biggest jail breaks and fiercest attacks on authorities.
They earned their notoriety for brutality by becoming the first to publicly display their beheaded rivals – most infamously two police officers in April 2006 in the resort city of Acapulco.
The severed heads were found on spikes outside a government building with a message signed ‘Z’ that said: “So that you learn to CRIME WAVE: The military show off an arsenal of seized weapons after making dozens of arrests following a clash with the Zetas