A FATHER has been jailed for 12-months after holding a knife to his ex-partner’s throat, making threats to kill and assaulting both the woman and his infant son.
Luke Esh, 34, of Stachan St, Hamilton, appeared before Magistrate Jim Mellas on Wednesday in the Hamilton Magistrates Court and Thursday in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.
Esh had over 19 pages of prior convictions and pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including causing injury, false imprisonment, making threats to kill and unlawful assault.
The accused contested the allegations with the assistance of Legal Aid Solicitor, Ms Waters.
VICTIM’S EVIDENCE AND CROSS EXAMINATION
Evidence from the victim via remote video link alleged she was at home with their son on May 5 when Esh unexpectedly came to the property and assaulted her and the child, virtually holding them prisoner in the home for some hours.