CLAIMS of escalating violence have resulted in a Warrnambool man being remanded in custody for the rest of this month.
Glenn John Moore, 40, of Silesia Court, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court yesterday for a bail application/remand hearing.
Police opposed Mr Moore being released on bail and after a lengthy hearing a magistrate remanded him in custody until October 1.
Mr Moore has been charged with 10 offences including recklessly cause injury and making threats to kill.
Yesterday police alleged that during the past six months Mr Moore’s irrational and abusive behaviour towards his parents and wife had escalated.
In the past four weeks, verbal abuse had escalated to physical abuse and threats.
Police allege that on August 17 Mr Moore attended his parents’ home in Barton Court where he let himself in.
Two days later he telephoned his father and verbally abused him. When asked when he was going to return a borrowed woodsplitter, Mr Moore replied he would put it in his father’s skull.
At 1.45am on August 25 Mr Moore was home with his wife and three-year-old twins. It’s alleged a verbal argument turned physical where he pushed his wife into a lounge chair and then placed both hands around her throat, choking her for 10 seconds.
Between August 19 and 29 it was alleged Mr Moore went to his parents’ home, banged on their door, abused them and threatened to burn their caravan.
At 11.30pm on September 11 a verbal argument with his wife again turned physical. Mr Moore is alleged to have slapped her with an open right palm causing swelling and a split lip.
He then bent her over a sink and put his hands around her throat, saying he hated her and was going to kill her.
The alleged victim fought back and hit Mr Moore with a coffee mug to the forehead, causing a laceration. He then picked up a meat cleaver and said he would cut his wife into pieces.
It was submitted that police believed that due to Mr Moore’s escalating physical abuse and threats and his lack of respect for authority, that he should be remanded in custody.
Police also claimed Mr Moore had no available accommodation as his parents and wife sought intervention orders.
Mr Moore said he had accommodation in Werribee with his brother and he planned to stay there while he sorted out things with his wife.
Senior Constable Rebecca Russo said Mr Moore’s brother did not wish Mr Moore to come and stay with him in Werribee because he feared for his own family’s safety.
Mr Moore requested his brother come in to court, but his brother refused, even though Mr Moore called out to him.
The magistrate told Mr Moore he was not at the football and could not just call out to people.
Mr Moore said he and his wife had been in the process of breaking up for the past two years after losing a child and then he broke his neck.
“We’ve had a bad trot,” he said.