Edited examples of text messages Dean Courts sent to his de facto wife in persistent breach of a family violence intervention order:

  • Called her an “idiot” and “dumb”, that she was wasting her time trying to get him arrested as he will get out of jail some day and it will be “on like donkey kong”
  • Called her fat, ugly and with health issues and blamed her for trying to “sink me” and that her “day will come”.
  • “I don’t care if I rot in jail with cancer I will never go a day from this moment on remembering this n what u have done to me I will rob a bank to get coin just to pay someone to destroy your life u think u r safe up there hahaha u r just another sitting duck n one day soon u r gunna turn to c me behind u or u will b enjoying your day n I will appear like a ghost cause that’s what I am now the ghost n im gunna haunt u till my end of time u r a low scum rat dog who will suffer in ways u can’t imagine possible i will dedicate my last months to tip u off your perch ...’’
  •  He threatened that he was going to ‘‘throw acid on your face’’.
  • Courts said he had a good job, a new place and a new car “but I’m not happy till I settle scores with u and a hand full of mates ... as I said I will do jail time no worrys but I will be even with us o hope n pray u can c me coming or avoid me at all costs I know where u r n who u c so b ready this weekend cause its time u get what coming to u”.
  • “I hate your guts n wish u would die from a painful death”, he told her.
  • ‘‘U will never find someone like me who loved u as much as I did n worship u u r a f---ing idiot throwing all this away ...’’, he texted.
  • Courts said that ‘‘despite what I say n do to u I love u endless n all I wanted was to take care of u make u happy n have baby’s n grow old ... u r fat ugly broke n broken u will regret loosing me u can try tell yourself u don’t but deep down u know it.”
  • He said: ‘‘i’m gunna destroy u like u try with me u will be so sick of visits and things going wrong u will cut yourself n blled out like that fat dirty dog u r ok f--- u muu u have f---ed this time i will stop at nothing ok.”
  •  I’m about 5 min from jumping in the car n coming up and dragging u out of bed and slitting ya throat ... u r a f---ing mutt who taunts me all the time n I’m at the stage where I’m just gunna kill u do my 8 years jail n start fresh again.”