Jessica Dixon wrote messages to Tyrone Reith-Myers including “you should kill yourself” and “slit your throat”, Geelong Magistrates Court heard.
A woman who sent her boyfriend a series of texts encouraging him to kill himself before he committed suicide has avoided jail.
Jessica Dixon, from Geelong, wrote messages to Tyrone Reith-Myers including “you should kill yourself”, “neck yourself”, “slit your throat” and “no one wants you around”, Geelong Magistrates Court heard.
The messages were sent to Mr Reith-Myers between December 2017 and April 2019. On April 25, 2019, he killed himself, the Geelong Advertiser reported.
The couple had been together since 2013 and Dixon, 27, was aware of her partner’s mental health issues, the court heard.
Two days before his death, Mr Reith-Myers recorded two videos showing him writing two of Dixon’s messages on his hand.
He had saved the videos and messages from Dixon in an iCloud folder named “abuse I cop”.
Dixon, 27, was handed a 12-month Community Corrections Order on Thursday and was not convicted.
Magistrate Simon Guthrie said he was “absolutely horrified” by the messages.
“The offending was cruel, vicious, threatening and it was violating … making it very difficult for me to consider you a beautiful soul who wants the best for everyone,” he told the court.
Dixon’s defence barrister said her client had been left “traumatised” by her partner’s death ad that she “will live with it for the rest of her life”.
Originally published as Girlfriend told man to ‘kill himself’ before he committed suicide