Law & Order
Woman pleads guilty to stabbing death of cousin
- Herald Sun
- January 13, 2015
The duo had been arguing in the kitchen prior to the homicide on the evening of June 14 last year.
Ms Clark threatened her cousin, who had been drinking, with a kitchen knife and ordered he leave the premises after he assaulted Ms Clark’s partner and adult son, court documents state.
After Mr Clark - who was aged in his 40s - was ushered from the home, Ms Clark took the knife to the front door, which she unlocked and opened, and delivered the fatal stab to her cousin’s chest.
Mr Clark died at the scene.
Ms Clark told police she acted in self-defence when she stabbed the man, with whom she had a volatile relationship, a court heard earlier.
She pleaded guilty to manslaughter today at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court after prosecutors considered the plea deal overnight.
A murder charge against her was struck out.
She was remanded in custody to appear at the Supreme Court for a directions hearing next week.
Defence lawyer Marcus Dempsey said Ms Clark still suffered from depression and anxiety, though the conditions were no longer of concern.
WOMAN CHARGED OVER RINGWOOD DEATHHomicide Squad detectives have charged a woman with one count of murder following the death of a man in Ringwood yesterday.
Lisa Clark appeared in an out of sessions hearing this evening and was remanded in custody.
The 39-year-old Ringwood woman will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Acting Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman
Murder charge over Ringwood death