A MAN who threatened to kill the father of his then partner has been jailed for 45 days.
DJ Hancock, 30, of Malmesbury Prison, made the threat on January 12 this year when he was out on parole for a three-year jail term he was serving for other offences.
Warrnambool magistrate John Lesser imposed the extra 45 days’ jail time and a $100 fine on Hancock for breaching his bail and threatening to inflict serious injury as well as for the threat-to-kill offence.
Ms Amanda Chambers, for Hancock, said her client had been in a relationship with the victim’s daughter at the time of the offences.
Hancock’s then partner, a young mother of twins, had a verbal disagreement on the telephone with her father, who was in Port Fairy at the time. Hancock had stepped in to defend his partner, Ms Chambers said.
She said the relationship between Hancock and his partner had ended soon after the offences.
Hancock’s parole had been revoked following the offences and he had since served another two months of his three-year sentence, she said.