Emma Liedeway Cummins was convicted of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed after a woman was bashed in front of her three-year-old daughter.
Emma Liedeway Cummins was convicted of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed after a woman was bashed in front of her three-year-old daughter.

Girl screams as mum bashed in drug deal gone wrong

A THREE-year-old girl screamed as she watched two women bash her mother and a man take to the house with a baseball bat.

Emma Liedeway Cummins, 30, and Sharon Maree Divine, 48, were with an unknown man, who was armed with a baseball bat, when they entered the Mooloolah Valley home on May 13, 2018.

Crown prosecutor Katherine Milbourne said the trio were let into the home where the woman was staying with a friend.

"Ms Divine then grabbed the complainant's hair and she stated 'Remember me? Get outside'," Ms Milbourne said.

"The complaint then screamed 'What the f--- are you doing? My daughter is here' and the complainant's daughter started crying and tried to crawl onto her lap."

Ms Milbourne said Divine, from Kilcoy, grabbed the woman's daughter and pushed her off the lounge.

"She grabbed the complainant's hair, kneed her in the left eye a number of times and kicked her in the face," Ms Milbourne said.

The woman pushed Divine away and grabbed her daughter.

Cummins, from Crestmead, yelled at the woman for "mouthing off" about her mother on social media and threatened her not to attend her mother's house.

The unknown male shattered a glass panel of the house before the trio left and the woman had a seizure, according to Ms Milbourne.

She was left bruised for days and suffered a "traumatic dental injury".

The court heard the woman had gone to buy marijuana from an address the evening before her assault and there was an altercation with Divine, Cummins's mother and the friend the woman was staying with.

" … during which the complainant was also hit in the face," Ms Milbourne said.

Phone records pinned Cummins for what Judge Glen Cash described as a "substantial number of offences" where she was "street dealing".

At Maroochydore District Court today Cummins pleaded guilty to 30 charges including 25 counts of supplying a schedule 2 dangerous drug, 1 count of supplying a schedule 1 dangerous drug and assault occasioning bodily harm while armed.

Divine also pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed.

The court heard Divine was seeing a therapist to deal with childhood and anger management issues and was overcoming a problem with alcohol.

Defence barrister David Crews said Cummins was a mother-of-two and was worried about her children being split up if she was sent to jail.

He tendered a letter from Cummins detailing remorse for her actions.

Mr Cash said a sentence needed to deter the public from committing similar offences.

Divine was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment to serve three months.

Cummins was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to serve five months.



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