Face­book death threat leads to CSO sen­tence

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

A GRAFTON man has been sen­tenced after threat­en­ing via so­cial me­dia to kill his for­mer part­ner.

Mag­is­trate Karen Stafford sen­tenced Joshua New­bery to a 12-month com­mu­nity cor­rec­tions or­der at Grafton lo­cal court yes­ter­day.

The 21-year-old had pleaded guilty to charges of in­tim­i­da­tion.

New­bery’s so­lic­i­tor said his client had made many at­tempts to see his son, but had reached a “tip­ping point” when he broke the law and threat­ened his part­ner on­line.

“Un­for­tu­nately, this is be­com­ing a very fre­quent of­fence, peo­ple mak­ing threats over Face­book or other so­cial me­dia,” said Ms Stafford

She said she took the se­ri­ous­ness of the threats into ac­count.

“If that’s the way you act in anger sit­ting at a com­puter, you need some coun­selling,” she said.

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