A 47-year-old Dubbo woman who armed herself with a boning knife and told a man she would kill him has been banned from drinking alcohol for 12 months.
Before she pulled out the knife, Leanne Post threw a salt shaker at the man and yelled abuse at him because she believed he never supported her enough when she got into an altercation with someone at a pub.
Court documents reveal that after the argument escalated and the salt shaker attack left the man with a bleeding eyebrow, Post grabbed the boning knife and moved towards the man.
"I'm going to kill you," she said.
In a bid to get the knife out of Post's hand the man wrestled with her and ended up with a cut above his knee.
He managed to get the knife out of Post's hands by jamming it between the plastic seal on a fridge door.
Post pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and breaching an apprehended violence order (AVO) when she appeared in Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday.
Her legal representative told the court she was a victim of domestic violence.
"She snapped and acted inappropriately," the legal representative said.
Magistrate Gary Wilson said the law required Post to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment because she committed an act of violence while being in breach of an AVO.
He sentenced her to a 12-month term of imprisonment to be served by way of an intensive corrections order which requires her to abstain from drinking alcohol, undertake 260 hours of community service and participate in counselling.