Man sent sympathy card to girlfriend he set on fire

A Hobart man who set fire to his girlfriend has been found guilty of breaching a restraining order by sending a balloon and card to her in hospital.

Michael John Price, 45, poured petrol over his former partner Leesa Jacobs before setting her alight during a domestic dispute at their Austins Ferry home in June.

Price pleaded guilty in the Magistrates  Court in July and was remanded in custody while awaiting sentencing.


It is there, Price organised for his sister to send a balloon with a card that said: “Thinking of you… love you lots” to the woman while she recovered in Royal Hobart Hospital in August

Price was convicted of breaching a court order and fined $300.