I wonder if she is in the same jail she works at. pretty dumb really…
AMY DALE Chief Court Reporter
The Daily Telegraph
February 03, 2015
- Sharon Yarnton had put two nine kilo gas bottles next to her husband’s car and doused it in diesel fuel
- Two other women have also been charged with attempted murder and will face court today
- Mrs Yarnton is a senior corrective services officer with 25 years experience
A CORRECTIVE Services employee with 25 years experience is now in a prison cell herself, charged with the attempted murder of her husband.
Police allege he fell asleep in the Nissan Navarro at a Merrylands address during the night and awoke to find himself in the passenger seat at the park.
He allegedly found his wife nearby, and police were called to the park.
The 48-year-old was arrested and charged a short time later.
It is alleged Yarnton placed two nine kilo open valve gas bottles close to the car and “did pour an amount of diesel fuel in the tray and exterior vicinity on the roadway of where (the car) was parked, with the intent to murder Dean Yarnton.”
Yesterday afternoon a further two people were charged with attempted murder over the incident.
About 4.40pm yesterday, a 48-year-old and a 23-year-old woman attended Miranda Police Station where they were met by detectives from Bankstown.
They were refused bail, and will appear in Sutherland Local Court today
The court heard Mrs Yarnton, of Menai, has been with Corrective Services for a quarter of a century and holds a “very senior” position.
She had asked to be released on bail, but had to “show cause” under the state’s new laws which came into action last week.
The court heard Yarnton has been suffering from depression, and had wanted to be on bail so she could continue to care for a young relative.
She offered to live with her parents but the court ruled “the defence has not shown cause.”
Mrs Yarnton will face Central Local Court on March 18.