A Dennington woman made threats to slit another person’s throat and feed them to the pigs because they didn't visit her in hospital, a court was told.
Sharni Watts, 30, of Drummond Street, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to threatening to inflict serious injury.
She was placed on a 12-month community corrections order with conditions she do 150 hours of unpaid community work.
The court heard Watts sent a message to the victim that said if they didn't stay away she would slit their throat, hang them out and feed them to the pigs.
Lawyer Jessica Tinetti said Watts had no intention to carry out the threat, which was made after she became enraged that the victim and a relative hadn't visited her in hospital because they were out partying.
But Magistrate Franz Holzer said the text message had the potential to really scare the victim.
"How does the recipient know that there was no intent to carry out the threat?" he said.
"This sort of behaviour is avoidable."
Ms Tinetti said Watts was in hospital after a number of surgeries that occurred as a result of a serious car accident in 2013.
She said hearing the text message read in court had left her very embarrassed.
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