A WOMAN who attacked four people, including her five-year-old daughter, during a horrific stabbing spree at Salamander Bay last week has made a failed bid for bail in Newcastle Local Court.
The 26-year-old mother appeared in court on Thursday via audio visual link from Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre charged with 11 offences, including wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The woman did not enter any pleas, but did plead guilty to a number of unrelated driving, drug and weapon offences, including a charge of carrying an axe in her car.
Solicitor, Kathleen Stroinovsky, launched a bail application and said the woman could be placed under house arrest and abide by any condition the court imposed.
Ms Stroinovsky said the woman suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression, but acknowledged that a mental health assessment after the woman's arrest last week had found she was not suffering from a mental illness or disorder.
Ultimately, that assessment, in contrast to a lack of documentation about the woman's long-standing mental health conditions, was what led a magistrate to refuse her bail application.
The matter was adjourned to Raymond Terrace Local Court on October 28.
More to come.