A Sydney crypto millionaire confessed to drinking an ice and tequila cocktail, prompting him to send a barrage of “abusive and violent” messages to his ex-girlfriend, threatening to shoot and behead her.
Andrew Liam Parry faced the New South Wales District Court on Wednesday to appeal his six-month prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to one count of intimidation and breaching an apprehended domestic violence warrant.
The 37-year-old wannabe rich man was in court in May this year when his ex-girlfriend took out an apprehended domestic violence warrant, which prohibited him from contacting or approaching her.
However, on Wednesday the court was informed of the terrible ordeal the woman endured when he sent her a series of abusive messages while having an “ice and tequila cocktail”.
According to court documents, Parry, the man behind BTC Mine Australia, sent his ex a story about a fight.
It followed with several text messages that Judge Deborah Sweeney described as appalling and made the victim feel scared.
“If I am not there to protect you, you will be shot or killed,” read one of the texts.
The woman told police she was too scared to leave her apartment, but a month later, Parry started another attack.
The 37-year-old told the court on Wednesday there was no excuse for the messages he sent, but claimed his ex-girlfriend was “trying to shake him up” while he was “with a bottle of tequila and high.”
Using the Snapchat handle “Apatrone22,” Parry sent the woman videos on July 7 showing how to break into houses and cars in less than two minutes.
“Call me or I’ll be waiting for you at your apartment when you get back,” read one of the messages.
Two days later, Parry launched into the “violent” outburst in which he said the woman “fucked with the wrong c**t.”
One message read: “Worst thing you could do is call the police but I’ll go get them and if I get shot I won’t give a shit.”
“I’ll relax later after I’ve decapitated you and the dogs have shot me,” said another.
“I’m going to (bring) a handsaw (and) drive to Sydney…bring all the (f*****g) Leb rats and shoot every f*** in the head, including the f** *at the front desk.”
The outburst lasted from 12:46 a.m. to 8:09 a.m. on July 10, and the woman woke up less than an hour later to her dog barking.
The court was told that she heard her ex-boyfriend’s voice greeting the dog and going through her bag.
He called the police before telling Parry to leave and snatching the key out of his hand.
Hours later, Parry was arrested by police. He was sentenced in the Local Court to six months behind bars.
Parry, who is listed in court papers as a “businessman” earning $1.2 million a year, took the stand, saying he was “extremely embarrassed” by what he had said and blamed his intoxication.
“Usually when I’m sober, it doesn’t matter what people say; I didn’t react, but I was in a hyper-reactive state of mind,” he said.
“It’s obvious he wasn’t in the right frame of mind at the time.”
The 37-year-old told the court he was “hurt” by his ex, “out of control” and fueled by drugs and alcohol.
“At the time I was just trying to react to what she said to me and (I) hurt her emotionally as well,” he said.
The court was told that Parry had been “self-medicating” with methamphetamine for his alleged ADHD, which made him feel “normal”.
He said that “taking ice” given his condition “doesn’t really make him crazy.”
“I am prepared not to self-medicate again, since it has led me to be here… Do I deserve it? Yes. Will I ever be here again? Absolutely not,” Parry told the court.
Defense attorney Mario Licha told the court that he “does not know” how his client was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the Local Court after a sentence evaluation report was not ordered.
He argued that Parry could finish his sentence in the community while seeking rehabilitation for his drug and alcohol problems.
However, Judge Sweeney criticized Parry for entering the woman’s apartment in the first place, as he had “a clear order” not to approach her.
“Why do we insist on victim guilt? Why is it all her fault? the judge questioned.
“She had an order that said you must not approach her or contact her in any way; What is so difficult to understand about that?
Judge Sweeney told the court that Parry displayed a “lack of insight” about his offense because he continued to blame the victim and showed no remorse.
She admitted that he had been “embarrassed and embarrassed” by his behavior and has had a difficult time in custody.
Judge Sweeney allowed the appeal and issued Parry to serve an eight-month intensive community correction order, while staying away from drugs and alcohol and attending counseling programs.