Jacqueline Mercy Woodward, now 69, has been ordered to pay a total of $1000 and serve a six-month suspended sentence after a jury found her guilty in Maryborough District Court on Wednesday.
Jacqueline Mercy Woodward, now 69, has been ordered to pay a total of $1000 and serve a six-month suspended sentence after a jury found her guilty in Maryborough District Court on Wednesday. Contributed

Woman lashes out at couple, uses brick in rampage

AN ELDERLY Tiaro woman has been found guilty of wilful damage and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm after she attacked another elderly woman with a brick.

Jacqueline Mercy Woodward, now 69, has been ordered to pay a total of $1000 and serve a six-month suspended sentence after a jury found her guilty in Maryborough District Court on Wednesday. 

The court heard that in January 2014, Ipswich couple Sandra and Barry Broadfoot got into an argument with Woodward when she hit the back of their new silver Mitsubishi with her car while they were taking off from the lights in Tiaro.

Mr Broadfoot told the court when they parked out the front of Woodward's property, the accused started yelling at them to leave and threw a brick at his car a number of times.

The brick caused damage to the windscreen and the bonnet of the car.

Woodward then came around the side of the car and hit Mrs Broadfoot, now 70, on the arm twice with the brick as she opened her car door.

Mrs Broadfoot told the court her arm had taken a year to heal properly.

"I think I screamed when she hit the windshield and I'm sure I screamed when she hit me," Mrs Broadfoot said.

Woodward's defence barrister John Frazer said his client relied on the disability pension and had serious health issues.

"It was an unfortunate incident," Mr Frazer said. "I am sure my client would never appear in these courts ever again."

Judge David Kent fined Woodward $500 for the damage, as well as an order to pay $500 compensation.


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