Jasmine Nuesink pleads guilty to reckless wounding over hairdresser stabbing

A Warilla woman who stabbed her hairdresser with a kitchen knife had drunk more than a cask of wine before the incident, a court has heard.

Jasmine Nuesink had been at the woman’s Lake Illawarra house for about five hours getting her hair done on January 28 last year when she and the victim began arguing over Nuesink’s alcohol consumption.

The victim told Nuesink to leave the house but Nuesink refused, instead picking up a kitchen knife and slashing the victim’s right hand near her thumb.

A struggle ensued between the pair and the victim began throwing household items at Nuesink in an attempt to get her to leave.

She eventually gave up and fled to a neighbour’s house to contact police.

Officer’s arrived to discover Nuesink standing in the front yard and said she appeared well affected by alcohol.

The victim was standing on the porch “covered in blood” with her hand wrapped in a tea towel.

She also had a cut on her knee caused by broken glass in the kitchen.

The victim was taken to Shellharbour Hospital for treatment. Court documents said her wound measured 1cm in depth and required four stitches to close it.

Nuesink was arrested and charged with reckless wounding, to which she pleaded guilty in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday.

A background report will be prepared ahead of her sentencing on April 4.