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.


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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.

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