A retail worker at a luxury clothing store has narrowly escaped a conviction after sending a text to a co-worker threatening to drown her baby.
Jessika Jane Drury, 22, sent the text on January 6 after she lost her job at a Tommy Hilfiger store in Queensland and believed her colleague was responsible.
‘Watch your back c***, I’ll put you in the ground and drown your baby,’ the text read, according to The Courier Mail.
Drury pleaded guilty to one count of using a carriage service to harass in Richlands Magistrates Court, southwest of Brisbane, on Monday.
She had told police she was angry at the victim over losing her job when authorities were notified.
Her defence lawyer Rhys Foster, said the offence had a ‘trivial aspect’ because it was one message with no follow-up and his client had no intention or ability to carry out the threat.
He did, however, say his client acknowledged her text message to the victim was ‘out of line’ and that she has been diagnosed depression and anxiety.
‘It was during a very emotional time for her when she had lost her job and had no other support from the community,’ he said.
The magistrate told Drury there was ‘no trivial aspect’ to the offence and she would be met with serious consequences should she find herself in a courtroom again.
No conviction was recorded and Drury received a 12-month good behaviour bond.