The moment Abbas Hayder Al-Khafaji tries to run his partnership with his McDonalds in Narellan, NSW
CCTV has been released of the horrifying moment a man tries to knock out his partner inside McDonalds.
The woman recalled at Campbelltown District Court this week how her relationship deteriorated before Abbas Hayder Al-Khafaji tried to hit her with his car last February at a McDonalds. in Narella.
The woman – who could not be named legally – said she was trapped by Al-Khafaji despite him using recreational marijuana in the hope they could turn around her seven-year relationship.
She said he eventually became possessive, paranoid and aggressive towards her and told the court she knew, ‘leaving this relationship will not have explosive consequences’.
A judge has released disturbing footage of Abbas Hayder Al-Khafaji attempting to take out his partner outside a McDonalds in Narellan before threatening her and an employee with a knife.
“The time and longevity in this relationship has proven to me that Abbas is relentless in pursuing what and who he wants,” the woman told the court on Thursday.
‘Leaving this relationship won’t be without explosive consequences,’
On Friday, the judge released terrifying CCTV of the horrifying assault as an example of a rise in violent and life-threatening crimes.
Footage shows Al-Khafaji’s SUV slamming through the front of a McDonald’s store as his partner runs inside, knocking over two wooden slats, shattering the glass and sending the table flying.
As the frightened woman ran into the kitchen, Al-Khafaji was seen taking a knife from his car and threatening her and a McDonalds employee.
‘Damn you… I’ll kill you,’ he is said to have told the victim.
He confronted her several times, waved at her and threatened an employee before he angrily walked around the store.
He then got back into his car, backed out of the storefront, and drove off.
Footage shows Al-Khafaji’s car plowing through the front of a McDonald’s, shattering glass and sending tables flying. While the victim ran into the kitchen, Al-Khafaji was seen taking a knife from the car and threatening her and a McDonalds employee.
Court documents show the victim accepted that he would stab her in a rampage of terror.
Months after being in prison, he called her despite AVO’s resistance to him contacting her.
The phone recording shows her saying, ‘you shouldn’t talk to me, you tried to kill me’ to which he replied ‘you’re not happy that I did because it shows I’m serious with you. Star?’.
Al-Khafaji pleaded guilty to using an offensive weapon with the intent to commit a prosecuteable offense, destroying or damaging property worth between $5000 and $15,000, and violating the conditions of AVO.
He remains in custody and will be sentenced on May 12, where he could face up to 12 years in prison.
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