The mother of two allegedly poured petrol on the woman and set her on fire
The woman is accused of pouring petrol and trying to set another woman on fire
A mother-of-two will be jailed on remand after she allegedly doused another woman with accelerant in an attempt to set her on fire.
Ashley Jean Zammit, 33, was arrested and charged with an act with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in Caboolture, Queensland, on Saturday.
Police allege Ms Zammit visited a Banksia Beach property at 9.45am on April 4 to find a 36-year-old Morayfield woman.
A mother-of-two will be jailed on remand after she doused another woman with an accelerant in an attempt to set her on fire (stock image)
It is also alleged that Ms Zammit sprinkled accelerant on the Morefield woman’s clothing and body before attempting to set her on fire with a lighter.
Ms Zammit Morefield allegedly used an ‘explosive substance’ to illegally pelt the woman, according to court documents.
The Morefield woman managed to escape unharmed and was able to get into her car.
Ms Zammit’s defense solicitor, Ngarangi Rangihuna, told the Caboolture Magistrates Court on Tuesday that his client would not appear via video link as he had not eaten since his arrest.
‘Downstairs (in the watch house) he’s having problems,” said Ms Rongihuna.
‘He has problems… taking drugs and eating.
‘He went a considerable time without any food.’
Mr Rangihuna said Ms Zammit had engaged with mental health specialists.
He said his client would be willing to abide by strict bail conditions, including reporting three times a week and wearing an ankle monitoring device.
Magistrate Kurt Fowler refused the bail application, saying he would have been more willing to consider bail if Ms Zammit lived ‘two, three, 400 kilometers away’ from the alleged victim (stock image)
Magistrate Kurt Fowler refused the bail application, saying he would have been more willing to grant bail if Ms Zammit lived ‘two, three, 400 kilometers away’ from the alleged victim.
‘It’s an allegation that he deliberately drove somewhere with a jerry can of fuel, it’s a spontaneous act and it cannot be said to impose it on another person where there is an (alleged) history of enmity,’ Mr Fowler said.
‘He (allegedly) had a lighter which at some stage was used or attempted to be used to create light to attempt a naked flame.’
Mr Rangihuna said he was instructed to continue with the bail application despite the possibility that his client could remain in Casino, NSW on bail.
He indicated to the court that his client would consider appealing the bail application to the Brisbane Supreme Court.
Mr Fowler adjourned the matter to August 1 for further mention.
‘It’s like someone is suffocating someone. Obviously the problem here is underlying mental health, it’s very vulnerable,’ he said.
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