Woman jailed over assaults

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A violent offender has been jailed for 21 months following two serious assaults.

Susan Makerita Leota-Lu will spend at least 14 months behind bars after assaulting her flatmate in August this year.

She was also sentenced for another assault after lashing out at a fellow prisoner causing their nose to bleed.

Penrith Local Court heard Leota-Lu’s life “spiraled out of control” in July 2017 when she started taking illicit drugs, which coincided with the deportation of her husband to New Zealand.

Her lawyer told the court the defendant had “refreshed her commitment to religion” and wants to do missionary work upon her release.
Leota-Lu, who the court heard has an “extensive criminal history”, was also subject to Section 9 good behaviour bonds at the time of the attacks.

She will be eligible for release on parole on October 24, 2019.

Alena Higgins

Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Court Reporter

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