A man charged with assaulting his former partner has been granted bail despite threatening to kill the woman if she did not tell the truth about alleged cheating.
The defendant, 28, allegedly threw a ceramic ashtray at the former partner, causing her knee to bleed, during an argument while housesitting at a Waramanga home on March 30.
Court documents said during another heated argument on April 2 the man punched, slapped and kicked the former partner, leaving the woman with bruises and a bleeding lip.
The documents said the arguments centred around the defendant's accusations the former partner, who moved into the Waramanga property for a fortnight, was "cheating" on him and not telling the truth.
"I'll give you 10 minutes to tell me the truth otherwise I will kill you," the defendant allegedly said on April 2.
He also said the woman should call an ambulance now, as she would need one, and during a phone call with another person was heard to say he was going to be "locked up" as he was going to kill the former partner, the documents said.
The woman repeatedly denied any relationship or lying.
No pleas were entered. The defendant, in a police interview after being arrested on May 1, said he had thrown the ashtray directly to the ground.
Prosecutor David Swan opposed bail on the grounds of the likelihood of the defendant committing other offences and of endangering the woman.
Mr Swan said further charges were likely to be laid in relation to the April 2 events.
He pointed to a criminal history including the defendant's convictions for assaults as recently as 2012, and the contravention of a protection order in 2008 as further reasons not to grant bail.
Duty defence lawyer Hugh Jorgensen said the defendant had fully complied with an interim domestic violence order obtained by the former partner on April 7 and wanted no contact with the woman.
Magistrate Karen Fryar said the matter was "lineball", but said the length of time since the most recent convictions and the defendant's efforts to comply with the domestic violence order made it appropriate to grant bail.
Bail conditions included not to approach within 100 metres of the former partner except at court, and to stay away from two suburbs.
The matter returns to court on May 26.