Grieving mum of Fise Ames received death threat from his former girlfriend
A grieving mum was issued with a death threat by her late son's former girlfriend after he lost his life in a knife attack.
After Fise Ames Abdou was stabbed to death in a flat in South Shields in March, Katie Shone took her anguish out on his mum, Audra Ames.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Shone turned up at her home in June and shouted threats, indicating she blamed Ms Ames for Fise's death.
The court heard the terrifying confrontation caused the grieving mum "an enormous amount of stress" at a time when she was already suffering due to the loss of her son.
Prosecutor Michael Bunch told the court the offence took place on June 23 outside the home address of Ms Ames and against an “unfortunate background” of Fise Ames’ killing earlier in the year.
He added: "That led to a falling out between the defendant and the deceased's mother. On the occasion this took place the defendant attended her address banging on the door of her home and when she became aware Mrs Ames was aware she was there she shouted 'I'm going to kill you like you killed Fise."
Ms Ames said in a victim impact statement: "I'm really struggling following the death of my son and I don't need this stress. I'm in distress about the case. Katie knows this but has still done this to me. I'm now scared to leave my own home."
Shone, 34, of Imeary Street, South Shields, who has 44 previous convictions, pleaded guilty to harassment and admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence for driving offences.
She was sentenced to a 12 month community order with a two year restraining order.
Recorder James Wood KC told her: "You were no doubt grieving for the loss of your companion. You shouted at her, you threatened to kill her, saying you had just got out of prison and you started to kick the door and repeated you were going to kill her, for several minutes, then walked off.
"It had appalling consequences for her. She said you caused her an enormous amount of stress."