A JUDGE has ordered a Doncaster woman to keep away from a man she wanted to stab in the heart because of a long-standing grievance over a police investigation.
The nature of Jennifer Tracey Miller’s feud with William Brown was not disclosed when she appeared at Doncaster Crown Court.
But Judge Peter Kelson QC told her: “I know what you have suffered and that you feel let down by the justice system.
“But you must not take the law into your own hands.
“You’ve got to let go of the burden you are carrying.”
Miller, aged 49, of Persimmon Close, Rossington, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage, using threatening behaviour, and carrying a bladed article in public.
Beverley Tait, prosecuting, said Miller visited Mr Brown’s home in the early hours of February 6 and shouted at him through an upstairs window.
She made it clear she wanted him to come out to her - and began to stab a fence with the knife she was carrying.
“She said she wouldn’t leave and said she wanted to stick the knife into his heart and was not bothered if she went to jail,” said Ms Tait.
Miller was arrested by police who arrived in time to see her using the knife to scratch the bonnet of his car, causing £200 of damage.
She immediately put the knife down when ordered to, admitted drinking a bottle of wine, and said she “couldn’t forgive” Mr Brown.
After hearing Miller had spent three weeks in custody since the offences, Judge Kelson sentenced her to an 18 month community order with conditions of alcohol treatment and attending a Together Women project.
He also imposed a restraining order to stop her having any further contact with Mr Brown or going to his home.
The judge warned Miller: “This is the one chance you will get. I urge you to let people help you.”