Made threats to kill

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

An alcoholic Glossop woman who sent a number of threatening messages to her ex-husband’s brother couldn’t remember anything about the incident, a court heard.

Jane Reape began calling Michael Baker at 5pm on November 5, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard. She wanted to speak to him about seeing her son but became abusive and continued calling him throughout the evening, even though he didn’t answer, prosecutor John Cooper said. Reape then started leaving messages on Mr Baker’s answer phone, and in one of the messages, she threatened to kill Mr Baker and his family.

In interview, Reape said she had been drinking and couldn’t remember making the phone calls.

The 44-year-old, of Millersdale Court, admitted sending by a public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene or menacing message.

Brent Patterson, defending, said: “She feels she has been victimised by her ex-husband and his family.”

The case was adjourned until December 22 so a pre-sentence report could be prepared.