A Launceston woman who slapped her partner's face during an argument pleaded guilty in the Launceston Magistrates Court to common assault and breaching a police family violence order.
Samantha Jayne Jones, of Newstead, and her partner argued after running out of cigarettes in February 2020 when he said he wasn't going to buy any more.
The court heard that she threw a can of Coca Cola and a sauce bottle when he went to feed the dog.
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When he tried to resolve the issue by giving her a hug she told him to get off her and slapped him once to the face.
Ms Jones also initially pleaded guilty to separate counts of common assault and unlawfully possessing a dangerous article in public.
However, when asked about the incident by Magistrate Ken Stanton, Ms Jones said she had not slapped him.
"I did not hit or slap him and I did not throw the coke or the sauce bottle but just pushed them off the bench," she said.
Mr Stanton said: "But you just pleaded guilty to scratching him to the arms and face and neck and stabbing him with a knife "
" I didn't slap him and thought that was the other ones I was pleading guilty to," she said.
Ms Stanton gave her leave to change her plea to not guilty.
Ms Jones also pleaded guilty to one count each of forgery and uttering after filling in her partner's name on the birth certificate of their child in 2016.
Ms Jones signed the paperwork at Service Tasmania and signed his name but it was discovered a couple of years later when a birth certificate was sought.
Mr Stanton adjourned the case for hearing and sentence on June 15, 2020.