Alleged threats against partners and their mother
Mehajer reportedly nailed her to the bed and pressed her hand “so hard that the phone screen broke”, scratched the woman’s hand and then searched the phone and deleted any references to herself.
In the third episode, Mehajer allegedly claimed the woman was looking for her ex-boyfriend on Instagram.
“He had previously started following the ex-boyfriend on Instagram … tried to hook up with him, she believes about jealousy,” prosecutors said.
Mehajer reportedly pulled the woman by the arm from the recreation room into the laundry, grabbed the phone, pinned her against the wall and pressed his arm against her chest before threatening her.
The prosecutor claims Mehajer said the following words: “Listen you little bitch, if you ever go to the police I’ll get you and I’ll get your mother”.
Gilson said Mehajer allegedly “threatened to kill her mother by putting a bullet in her head. [and] even if he went to jail, he would win someone else over.”
He expects the woman’s ex-boyfriend to testify that Mehajer “challenged him to a meeting and made some mildly derogatory remarks towards him”.
The most serious suffocation charge is said to have happened during the fourth alleged episode, when the woman claims Mehajer “complained that there weren’t enough water bottles in the fridge” and threw something at her after he followed her into the kitchen. to give her a “dead” arm.
The woman returned to the bedroom as Mehajer allegedly screamed and called her “useless” before following her to the toilet and she started screaming.
Prosecutors said Mehajer put his “hand over her mouth and nose, prevented her from breathing, threatened to beat her unconscious” and the woman “felt passed out” before waking up on the floor with Mehajer allegedly “compassionate.” against his own head hit the toilet bowl”.
The court heard a friend’s wife texted that Mehajer “put his hands over her mouth and nose and kept threatening to beat me to death and I couldn’t breathe”.
The prosecutor said the woman was hospitalized for a mental illness while in the relationship with Mehajer and continued to take medication, but the Crown would not provide evidence of her mental condition.
Gilson expected Mehajer to claim the relationship was “harmonious” and “amicable” until it ended, and could claim the woman had motives for lying.
Judge James Bennett previously asked the jury to ignore media reports and urged them not to prejudice or hold opinions about Mehajer because he wore green prison garb in the dock on Tuesday or was not represented by attorneys at his trial.
Mehajer had his hair in a bun with the sides shaved and wore a dark green sweater over a white shirt.
“The accused is in custody. He is in court today, dressed as he is, reflecting his current accommodation. For the purposes of this trial, there is nothing to prevent that,” the judge said.
“The defendant is not guilty of any of these charges unless and until the Crown proves his case. The fact that he has no bail in relation to this proceeding is neither here nor there.”
He told the jury Mehajer was not represented at his trial and “please do not speculate on it”.
“People can represent themselves in their process, sometimes they cannot arrange representation for various reasons that they may not be able to control,” he said.
Mehajer has indicated he will open his defense case when the trial resumes on Wednesday.
Support is available from the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counseling Service at 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).
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