A Wagga man who threatened to kill a woman after smashing her window to climb into the house is eligible for parole but has been ordered to abstain from alcohol.
Stephen Harold Martin Kelly, 40, appeared at Wagga Local Court on Monday after pleading guilty to common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was also sentenced for one count of stalk/intimidate intending to cause fear of physical or mental harm, and one count of break and enter a dwelling to commit a serious indictable offence.
Kelly visited the woman at her home in September last year, and the pair started drinking together.
They went to the CBD together and ended up drinking at a hotel. Kelly left, but later that night went back to the woman's house and banged loudly on the door, saying he wanted to collect his wallet, laptop, bag, phone and beer.
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She told him to "f--k off", and he smashed the front window, climbed through it and ripped down the blinds, scaring the woman.
Kelly then assaulted her, including kicking her in the back.
When the woman's housemate tried to call the police, Kelly dragged her out to the kitchen, but she managed to escape and hide until officers arrived.
Kelly wrestled with the woman and at one point said "I'll f--king kill you, you're f--king dead". The victim managed to run away and was later found by police with bleeding cuts on her legs and bruises to her arm and forehead.
In court on Monday, Magistrate Miranda Moody said Kelly was "obviously an alcoholic", and it was "serious offending".
The magistrate referenced a psychological report that revealed he was a Peruvian national and worked as a landscaper.
"He had difficulties growing up in this country as a foreigner," she said.
"He experienced discrimination in school and in the local community. It appears he was very sad about the breakdown of the relationship with the victim ... has clearly in the past dealt with that matter by exerting very serious physical violence against the women concerned."
Magistrate Moody said he has a supportive family, who wrote references in support of him.
She sentenced Kelly to 18 months in jail with a non-parole period of 10 months, backdated to begin on September 19 when he was arrested.
He is now eligible for parole, with the requirement he abstains from alcohol.
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