A Cobar man who threatened to blow a 72-year-old Dubbo woman's head off after she asked him for board money has been found guilty of intimidation in court.
Repeat domestic violence offender Jay William Betcke was living with the woman when he lashed out and caused her to fear for her safety.
The woman was forced to relive the frightening ordeal during a Dubbo Local Court hearing last week because 34-year-old Betcke entered a not-guilty plea to the intimidation charge.
Before Betcke made the threat to blow the woman's head off, she said had asked him what he did with his money.
"I'm nearly 73 years of age and I will not take his crap," the woman told Dubbo Local Court last week.
"He should have more respect for his elders."
When Betcke's legal representative suggested the woman was overstating the language used, the woman said there was "no way in the world" she exaggerated.
After the woman gave her evidence magistrate Gary Wilson said she appeared to be "forthright and honest".
The magistrate said the woman did not exaggerate and had "genuine fears" and "concerns" for her safety.
Betcke was convicted and his legal representative conceded that he had anger management issues.
The legal representative said Betcke had a "very happy upbringing" until his father died in a plane crash when he was 13-years-old.
Betcke had been given numerous chances to deal with his problems but continued to offend, the police prosecutor told the court.
"How many goes has he had at supervision... it hasn't worked... he keeps doing the same sort of thing," the prosecutor said.
Magistrate Wilson questioned if time behind bars would solve the problem and asked Betcke to explain himself.
Betcke said he no longer consumed alcohol and failed to get anger management help because when he was previously in jail, and tried to get help, he was denied it because his jail term was not long enough.
Magistrate Wilson said Betcke had "certainly spent a lot of time in jail for domestic violence related matters".
Betcke was placed on a community corrections order for 12 months, which required him to get help for anger management and not commit any fresh offences.
"If you stuff up, you know where you'll end up...if you reoffend or breach any of these conditions I can assure you, you will go into full-time custody," magistrate Wilson warned Betcke.