A 43-year-old Temuka man has admitted stabbing a man twice in the forehead in March.
John Waihape appeared in the Timaru District Court yesterday.
His initial charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was amended to wounding with reckless disregard.
The court heard that on March 7, around 8.30pm, Waihape went to an address heavily intoxicated. A couple and two children were at the address.
Waihape became angry at the man, picked up a 300mm knife off the bench and lunged at the victim a number of times.
He stabbed his forehead twice causing 6cm and 3cm lacerations. The man was hospitalised as a result of the assault.
Judge Joanna Maze remanded Waihape in custody to October 18 for sentencing.
In July, Waihape pleaded guilty in the Timaru District Court to five charges; assault, assaults female, breach of a protection order (two charges) and threatening to injure.
On April 16 a protection order was put in place against Waihape. On April 29, in an intoxicated state, he went to an address where the protected person was. She saw him coming and hid under the kitchen table. He came in the back door, she tried to close the door but he pushed it open and grabbed her and pushed her into a bedroom.
She managed to get the attention of a flatmate, and after an altercation, Waihape was persuaded to leave.
He returned again with a metal bar and was waving it around his head, threatening to injure the woman and her flatmate. He then dropped the bar and left. He is yet to be sentenced on these charges.
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