A man who threatened to murder his partner while armed with a knife is still supported by the victim, who later tried to get the charges dropped.
Jarred Simpson, 38, has been in an on-and-off again relationship with the woman for 17 years.
She was home alone at her house on Trudewind Road in Wodonga on May 9 when Simpson demanded to be let in.
He tried to force his way in through multiple doors and windows, believing she was there with someone else.
The Wodonga Magistrates Court this week heard Simpson had left when the woman called her brother for help about 10pm, only for the 38-year-old to return four or five hours later.
The court heard his partner was in the lounge room when Simpson forced open the door and entered, with a knife tied around his wrist.
He was heavily substance affected.
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"I'm going to murder you," he told her but despite the threats, he stayed at the home for two more days.
The 38-year-old was agitated on May 12 and pushed his head into the woman's left cheek, threw a shoe into the wall and left before the woman called triple zero.
He was arrested outside a Tourmaline Drive home about 6.15pm and has remained in custody since.
He was initially too intoxicated to be interviewed.
But he later admitted to police that he had broken into the victim's property out of spite but told the court he didn't tell the woman he would murder her.
"I never threatened to kill her," Simpson told magistrate Ian Watkins.
"I threatened to murder myself."
His partner has since tried to have the charges dropped and supports her partner, not the police.
The court heard the woman wasn't injured during the incident.
She has an intervention order out against Simpson.
The matter will return to court on Friday.