An aspiring singer who stabbed her former boyfriend during a heated argument after day-drinking in a garage has avoided jail.
Keely Eggmolesse, 24, her partner of three years spent most of the day drinking in the garage of her Sunshine Coast home on April 24, 2018.
It was late in the afternoon when the pair began arguing, the Courier Mail reported.
The man in his 20s attempted to leave the garage but Eggmolesse had armed herself with a knife.
Keely Eggmolesse, 24, appeared in the Maroochydore District Court on Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to stabbing her ex-partner
The wannabe-singer and her partner of three years spent most of the day drinking in the garage of her Sunshine Coast home on April 24, 2018
The wannabe-singer became aggressive and swung the knife at her then-partner, striking him in the rib cage on the left side of his body.
The victim was rushed to hospital with a 1cm wound to his chest.
Eggmolesse appeared in the Maroochydore District Court on Wednesday where she pleaded guilty to domestic violence.
During the sentencing hearing, crown prosecutor Will Slack argued for a two-and-a-half years prison sentence.
He said the offence was ‘aggravated by the fact that it is a domestic violence offence and also the offence involved the use of a potentially lethal weapon’.
Defence barrister Nathan Turner argued that his client was of ‘good character’.
Eggmolesse became aggressive and swung the knife at her then-partner, striking him in the rib cage on the left side of his body
Eggmolesse works as a regional co-ordinator for Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
He said the ‘offending occurred against a background of a toxic relationship’ which involved domestic violence.
Mr Turner said Eggmolesse had turned her life around since the altercation, and has been providing a stable home for her son.
He asked for a lenient sentence and to avoid a conviction to allow his client to pursue a career internationally.
Judge Glen Cash said the situation was ‘very unusual’.
‘It seems to be a product of the dysfunctional relationship between you and the complainant.
‘I therefore assess it as unlikely to be behaviour that would be repeated by you.’
He sentenced her to 18 months’ behind bars which was suspended immediately for two years.