A Rocherlea woman showed no emotion as details about a home invasion she committed on her mother's elderly neighbour at Fingal were read to the Launceston Supreme Court.
Mother-of-four Shelly May Freeman, 30, pleaded guilty to aggravated armed robbery, two counts of aggravated burglary and stealing.
The court heard Freeman and her two co-accused, Rose-Lee Clarke and Tara Jayne Lewis, decided to pick-up disguises and weapons from Freeman's house on March 26 before driving from Launceston to Fingal to rob an elderly man.
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During a 10 to 15 minute ordeal the women beat him and demanded money, with Freeman shouting she had a gun.
The three women left with the man's phone and a six-pack of beer.
The court heard Freeman lived at Fingal for about two years when she was younger.
During the reading of the victim impact statement, the court was told the 76-year-old man remembered Freeman coming into his shop as a school girl and he would often let her take lollies even if she didn't have the money.
The man often loaned money to members of the Fingal community and he'd loaned money to Freeman and her mother on New Year's Eve.
The man was hospitalised after the home invasion, sustaining a five-centimetre laceration to his skull that required stitches, broken teeth, a blood nose, and terrible bruising on his upper body and thighs.
During sentencing submissions, defence lawyer Lucy Flanagan said Freeman's relationship with her children's father ended in family violence.
The mother's dependence on illicit drugs, specifically ice, was born as a way to deal with the violent relationship, the court was told.
The court heard Freeman spent her time on bail arranging for her Housing Tasmania house to be transferred into her mother's name as her four children will live with their grandmother because both their parents are incarcerated.
Freeman has no prior convictions for violent or dishonest offending. The court was told she was remorseful for her actions.
Freeman was remanded to reappear for sentence before Justice Robert Pearce on June 20.
Co-accused Clarke pleaded guilty to her role in the home invasion and was sentenced to three years' jail.
Ms Lewis, 29, has pleaded not guilty to her charges and will appear in the Supreme Court on July 22.