Grandma ‘lucky to have not been murdered’ by granddaughter

A TEENAGER who attacked her grandmother told police the elderly woman was lucky to have not been murdered.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday, Ryanna Jane Moore pleaded guilty to one count of serious assault of a person over 60.

Defence lawyer Alexander Weddell said the 18-year-old had been arguing with her grandmother when she "snapped".

Mr Weddell said the victim's husband - Moore's grandfather - was in failing health at the time of the incident, which had created a lot of tension and anxiety for both women.

He said by a stroke of good fortune, the injuries sustained by the victim had not been too serious.

The assault took place on December 28 in Goodna.

Magistrate Donna MacCallum said Moore's behaviour had been "thoughtless".

"It's disgusting for someone of your age to have done what you did to your grandmother," she told Moore.

"It's disrespectful to the extreme."

Ms MacCallum also noted when Moore was later interviewed by police, the teen told officers her grandmother was lucky that she didn't murder her.

Mr Weddell said Moore and her grandmother were also neighbours and had reconciled and remained "on good terms".

He pointed out that the victim had come to court to support her granddaughter.

Moore was convicted and fined $1000.


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