Nurse admits to attack lie

May 11, 2016

A Shepparton aged care nurse, 37, has admitted making a false report to police in which she said a knife had been thrown at her, narrowly missing her head.

Katie Elizabeth Spasojevic, formerly of Monash St, pleaded guilty in the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on Monday to the charge.

Prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Chris Cole said on November 8, 2014, Spasojevic contacted police to report a domestic violence incident.

The court heard Spasojevic made a statement to police that she later signed as true and correct, which featured her version of events that a man, then her domestic partner, had thrown a knife at her and it narrowly missed her head.

Leading Senior Constable Cole said police began an investigation based on Spasojevic’s report.

But three days later, Spasojevic contacted police again and told them that she had made a false statement. The court heard Spasojevic made the false report due to the belief that her then-domestic partner was going to kick her out of the house they were then living in.

Representing herself, Spasojevic told Magistrate William White she was going through stress at the time of the offence but was aware there would be consequences for her actions.

Mr White told Spasojevic police had a difficult job and in matters of domestic violence, had to rely on the information given to them.

Mr White said Spasojevic’s false report could have caused a great deal of trouble. The magistrate noted Spasojevic had no prior convictions and was before the court for the first time.

Mr White adjourned the matter on an undertaking that Spasojevic be of good behaviour for a period of 12 months.

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