A WOMAN has appeared in court for making a threat to kill during an argument with her mum over borrowed belongings.

Kealie Gray returned to her mother’s flat in Scott Close, Kings Somborne, on June 2, this year, and the pair exchanged words on Facebook about returning property before things escalated.

Gray and her mother began swearing at each other, with the 27-year-old accused of stealing a perfume bottle.

On Friday Winchester Crown Court heard that Gray began swearing at the family dog, before picking up a coffee mug and came “aggressively” towards her mother.

Prosecuting Edward Renvoize said: “[The victim] decided to telephone the police. Miss Gray said ‘I will f***ing kill you’ and went to the kitchen and took a blue sharp kitchen knife.”

Mr Renvoize said the knife was eight inches long which left the victim “petrified”, but he added that Gray took the knife with the intention of self-harming. She then threw a mug against the wall and her mother left the flat.

“The defendant appeared at the top of the stairs and threw two bags of property towards the victim.”

When the police arrived Gray still had the knife in hand, but her boyfriend said it was never held in a “threatening manner”.

In a victim impact statement, Gray’s mother said the defendant’s actions were “intimidating and I can’t go out”, she added that it was “causing me mental health issues”.

Representing herself, Gray said: “My actions, I don’t condone anything, they were vile and they were horrific.

“Me and my mother have always had difficulties, the days leading up to the argument had been stressful for both of us, it’s been stressful for months. Things got out of hand and out of control.

“I live in regret. Since then everything has changed in a way, I’m doing everything I can to change, I am seeking my doctor’s advice.”

Judge Susan Evans was told that Gray’s son died before the offences and she had moved into her mother’s flat to help take care of her.

Gray added that her plan was “to build a better life for myself and not to reoffend anything”, and all ties have been cut with her mum.

She pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill, having a blade in a public place and destroying property at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on June 19.

In sentencing, Judge Evans said: “I am quite satisfied that you are genuinely remorseful”.

Gray was given an 18-month community order and must complete up to 25 days rehabilitation.