A Dubbo man who threatened to hack a heavily pregnant woman's limbs off with a machete after he was previously jailed for stabbing another former partner has failed in his bid to obtain a softer sentence.
Christopher Ross Johnson, 36, appealed the sentence of 11 months and eight days he was handed in Dubbo Local Court earlier this year for multiple domestic violence crimes.
In court documents, police described Johnson as "a violent criminal who has no qualms in using weapons during his offending, particularly with women he is in a domestic relationship with".
While on parole after he was jailed for stabbing an ex-partner, Johnson had a fight with a woman because he believed she was cheating on him.
The pair had been living at the Poplars Caravan Park in Dubbo when Johnson threatened to "hack" the woman up with a machete.
After he made the threat via text message, Johnson armed himself with a machete and went into a caravan the woman was in.
For 10 hours police said the woman was "terrified" as Johnson sat with the machete staring at her, laughing and intimidating.
During the terrifying ordeal, police said Johnson told the woman he would "massacre" her.
After the caravan park owner expressed concern, Johnson left the park and was ranting about obtaining firearms.
Police caught him walking on Brisbane Street a few hours later and locked him up.
"The victim has not slept for two days," police pointed out in court documents.
Johnson appeared in the Dubbo District Court this week and represented himself when he launched a failed appeal bid.
During Johnson's brief appearance in court, Judge Julia Baly asked why he missed a 28-day deadline to lodge the appeal.
Johnson said he had suffered due to a death in his family and told the court his "emotional state was quite bad".
The Crown Prosecutor said no death was mentioned in the paper version of the appeal bid Johnson launched.
Judge Baly said she would have imposed a harsher sentence on Johnson if she had the chance.
The judge said the fixed term of imprisonment with no non-parole period sentence that Johnson was handed in the Local Court was "wrong".
Judge Baly said it should have instead been an "aggregate sentence" with a non-parole period.
"Mr Johnson is a serial offender when it comes to domestic violence," Judge Baly said.
"You were on parole for a very serious offence ... you made awful threats ... you were armed with a machete," she told Johnson.
The appeal was refused by Judge Baly.
In accordance with the Local Court sentence, Johnson will be eligible for release in June next year