Two women have admitted to their roles in a series of drive-by shootings targeting a violent Wodonga criminal.
Tory Rose McGuire drove her Nissan Micra around Wodonga in September last year with Rachael Louise Charubin in the passenger seat.
While the pair didn't pull the trigger during any of the three shootings, they agreed to be involved.
It's alleged Jamie Leigh Evans was the gunman, and that the incidents targeted properties linked to Daniel Cameron.
The Wodonga Court yesterday heard the trio "had an issue" with Cameron, and believed he may have been at the homes.
The shootings were to intimidate him, the court heard, and there were concerns there was a chance people could have been inside the homes when the shots were fired given the times the incidents occurred.
Nobody was injured in the shootings, which occurred on Wornes Drive, Gilbert Street, and Georgina Street.
Charubin pleaded guilty to three charges of reckless conduct endangering life.
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McGuire admitted to the same charges, and to possessing ecstasy and cannabis when she was arrested.
The pair had applied to have the matters heard in the Magistrates Court, rather than the higher County Court.
While the lower court could impose an adequate term, magistrate Peter Dunn said he believed the women's cases should go to the higher court given how serious the behaviour was.
"It's true to say that in some sense it's a very straightforward matter," he said.
"(But) this is very serious offending behaviour.
"It deserves the gravitas the superior courts bring to it.
"Engaging in drive-by shootings is not something that people would understand could be or should be heard in the magistrates court.
"All the factors in mitigation that apply to the accused persons will be given the same weight in the superior court as they are in this court."
Both women had several other charges withdrawn, including of using a firearm to discharge a shot at a premises.
The pair will face the County Court on January 18, which could be moved forward, while Evans faces a committal on June 23.
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