The Townsville Bulletin reported that a man was sentenced to time served and given immediate parole after pleading guilty to stalking and four charges of contravening a domestic violence order.

The article says he stalked a woman for a year, made abusive  phone calls, threatened to kill her, followed her in his car, stole her dog, and poured bleach into her fish tank. 

He had previous convictions for stalking and, given the conviction for contravening a domestic violence order, it appears he had abused this woman before. 

“After Judge Dick SC declared the 320 days spent in pre-sentence custody as time already served, she sentenced the man to two years’ jail with immediate parole.”

So it seems nothing in this headline is correct. He wasn’t jailed and he wasn’t convicted for killing a fish. 

He’s an abusive stalker convicted of terrorising a woman and he was paroled, not jailed. 

It was the Townsville Bulletin that provided the headline for the first Fixed It back in 2014. Six years on and it looks like not much has changed. 

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