A LAVINGTON woman verbally vilified and hit a wheelchair-bound transgender woman with a garden shovel, a court has heard.
Christie Keighran, 22, was yesterday convicted for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and maliciously damaging property over the January 15 incident.
Her victim Donna Macklan, 41, was left with several injuries, including fractured vertebrae.
The court heard the attack was unprovoked.
Ms Macklan had been intending to visit the Kentucky Avenue residence to have a cup of coffee with a friend when she was attacked by other people at the home.
Ms Keighran will be sentenced next month.