AN alleged stabbing over a $10 drug debt was streamed live on Facebook, a Warrnambool court has heard.
Tamara Scorgie, 41, of Mitchell Crescent, Portland, unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.
She has been charged with intentionally causing serious injury and associated assault-related offences.
Lawyer Tim Sullivan claimed there were new facts and circumstances which enabled his client to apply for bail after the alleged victim provided a statement to police.
The statement, made in mid-December, says the alleged victim does not remember much of the incident.
Mr Sullivan said the filming of the incident was extremely prejudicial but there were real issues at play in the case.
He said there were only three people in the unit, two claimed they didn't know what was going on and his client was pleading not guilty.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann allowed a bail application to go ahead but then denied Ms Scorgie bail.
She is due to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court again on March 26 for a committal mention hearing.
Mr Sullivan said it was an unusual case because the incident was filmed and streamed on Facebook Live, which was "very incriminating", but his client maintained her innocence and would plead not guilty.
Police Senior Constable Aaron Elford, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said forensic results on a knife seized by police and a white hoodie worn by Ms Scorgie were expected to soon be available.
He said Ms Scorgie had lived opposite the alleged victim in a block of units in Mitchell Crescent late last year.
About 5pm on December 2, the alleged victim went to a neighbour's home and Ms Scorgie attended uninvited.
He told the court each of the trio was under the influence of alcohol and an argument developed between the alleged victim and Ms Scorgie over a $10 drug debt.
The argument escalated to swearing and the resident started filming and streaming to Facebook Live, he said.
The arguing parties then wrestled, Ms Scorgie's sunglasses were broken and the alleged victim's mobile phone was damaged.
The court was told Ms Scorgie allegedly said:"You're dead c..." and the alleged victim responded: "You going to stab me c...?"
The man suffered a stab wound to his left kidney which bled profusely and Ms Scorgie left the unit allegedly with a knife.
Another witness contacted 000 and an ambulance arrived at 6.14pm.
The man was taken to the Portland Base Hospital where he was assessed, treated and stabilised before being flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Ms Scorgie was arrested on December 3, interviewed, charged and remanded in custody, where she has spent 82 days.
Senior Constable Elford said the white hoodie was seized which had a blood smear on the back left shoulder.
He said the victim was still fairly frightened and did not want to speak with the accused.
Police claimed that if Ms Scorgie was released she would be an unacceptable risk of interfering with witnesses and the alleged victim.
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