A WOMAN was yesterday jailed for a minimum of two years over a home invasion at Finley last year in which serious injuries were inflicted on her sister and a man visiting the house.
Vickie Maree Sheridan, 28, was sentenced by Judge Stephen Walmsley in the District Court at Albury for aggravated breaking and entering committing a serious indictable offence and recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm in company.
Sheridan’s sentence will end on March 19 next year. She will then be on parole for 18 months.
She drove with Craig Davey and two other men from Swan Hill to Finley on January 16 last year.
Davey had previously been in a relationship with Sheridan’s sister, Diane. During the trip arrangements were made for a home invasion.
When Davey went through a closed but unlocked front door, he had a knife in his hand and was accompanied by a Ballarat man, 20.
Davey’s former partner felt a sharp pain in her neck and loss on sensation in her lower body.
The man, who had been visiting, told the three assailants to leave the woman victim alone.
It was then a case of boots raining down on him, according to what he later told police.
Vickie Sheridan told her accomplices: “Come on. I think we have killed them. Let’s leave. We have done the damage”.
Both victims were later taken by ambulance to hospital at Shepparton.
The man was then transferred to The Alfred in Melbourne for specialist treatment.
Judge Walmsley said Vickie Sheridan had been in custody since being arrested on January 19 and extradited to NSW.
He said there were several matters on her criminal record.
“It gives little room for leniency,” he said. “I will sentence her on the basis that she hit and kicked her sister.”
Judge Walmsley said Sheridan had played a less significant role in the attack than Davey, who earlier this year was sentenced by Judge David Freeman who imposed a minimum term of three years and 10 months expiring on March 26, 2017.
The Ballarat man this year received a two-year suspended sentence from Judge Freeman.