A woman charged with threatening two people - one of whom was a police officer - in a Facebook post, was convicted and sentenced to a two-year order when she appeared in Mudgee Local Court on Wednesday.
Nyarie Ann Riley of Robertson Street, Mudgee, pleaded guilty to two counts of 'Stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm', one a domestic charge and the other personal.
At about 2.20pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020, one of the victims was messaged a screenshot of the post created around five minutes earlier by the 46-year-old.
On which she named the pair and said that they "keep pushing me" and "don't worry about me going to jail because I will kill use [sic]" which would be "worth it" and this was a "promise not a freat [sic]".
The post was reported to police, before Riley then added to it, inviting others to "screanshot [sic] this" and send it to the victims. And continued, "I don't care anymore" and "I will do jail the for [sic] murder".
When she was arrested that evening, she said "I will [kill them] if they keep going on with this s**t". And admitted to creating the post with the knowledge that her friends would forward it to the victims.
Her legal-aid solicitor, Toshi Weller-Wong, told the court that while the threats were "unsavoury to say the least" they were made against the backdrop of "a difficult time in her personal life and relationship". And the defendant believed that they were "sticking their noses in" to her issues.
Magistrate Alison Viney told Riley, "the fact you can write an offensive post without thought of the consequences is appalling".
"It's a pity you didn't think before you let your fingers do the talking," she continued. However, it wasn't only the written words that alarmed her honour, she that added she was "dismayed by the comment made upon arrest".