A 26-year-old man from western Sydney appeared at the Mt Druitt Local Court on Monday last week before telling the Magistrate to lock him up for life after he allegedly kicked, punched and slammed his 60-year-old mum to the ground on Wednesday last week at a Disability workshop in Mt. Druitt.
Luke Henry, 26, without entering a plea of guilty or otherwise, pleaded to Magistrate James Gibson last week on Monday in a bid to keep him locked up after telling His Honour that he was discharged from a mental health facility only hours before the alleged attack on his mother.
Appearing in court via audio visual link from Amber Laurel jail, he chose not to be legally represented in court and made an unsuccessful bail application in court.
Reported, he said to the court, “I just want to do my jail time… I honestly don’t care if you give me life…”
The police allege that when he attended his mother’s workplace, he accused her of stealing from him. Following this, he allegedly lashed out at her with multiple kicks and punched before throwing her to the ground, resulting in her head hitting the concrete ground.
She sustained serious head injuries, including fractures on the face and bleeding on the brain.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Tickner said, “There were a number of other people there who suffer varying degrees of disability… A couple of them did arm themselves with some mops and a squeegee to confront the male but the male allegedly armed himself with a fire extinguisher and they retreated back to the premises.
He has been arrested and charged with domestic violence assaults, including grievous bodily harm with intent and damage/destroy property.
Intentionally cause grievous bodily harm or wounding to a person carries serious penalties of up to 25-years imprisonment with a 7-year standard non-parole period under the law in NSW.
Amongst the defences to this charge, include mental illness.