‘I met a girl named Crystal Meth’: Moment an ice addict reads out a POEM to apologise to a random stranger he terrorised with a hammer and a knife in her home
- A Queensland meth addict penned heartfelt poem about his drug abuse
- Clint James Bell, 29, was sentenced to six years jail after assaulting two women
- Bell assaulted a 61-year-old woman during a violent home invasion in 2018
- Later that year he also assaulted his sister before leaving her unconscious
A meth addict who broke into a home and terrorised a stranger with a hammer and a knife has written a poem to apologise for his crimes.
Clint James Bell, 29, left Judge Dean Morzone ‘impressed’ on Monday after reading the poem titled ‘I met a girl named Crystal Meth’ in the Cairns District Court.
In the verse, Bell revealed he’d been addicted to the drug since he was 12.
Queensland meth addict Clint James Bell, 29, impressed the court with a poem titled ‘I met a girl called Crystal Meth’ which detailed the devastation the drug has caused him (stock image)
‘I was honoured and impressed by your poetry, by your insight into the drug use that has gripped you for so long,’ Judge Morzone said.
Despite dropping out of high school in year eight Judge Morzone said Bell had demonstrated a ‘natural intellect’.
Bell was being sentenced for the 2018 home invasion and assault of a 61-year-old Gladstone woman and the later assault of his sister, the Cairns Post reported.
The court heard Bell posed as a cleaner to gain entry to the woman’s home before assaulting her and threatening her with a hammer and a knife.
He escaped the property with cash and a mobile phone.
Later that same year Bell violently assaulted his sister in Cairns, strangling her to the point she collapsed unconscious.
Bell faced court charged with a string of offences including enter dwelling with intend and robbery, choking, suffocation or strangulation and assault occasioning bodily harm.
He was also charged with the serious assault of a corrections officer, breach of bail, stealing, an evasion offence and a type 1 vehicle offence.
Bell pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to six years and six months jail, he is eligible for parole in November, 2021.
Judge Dean Morzone was impressed by Bell’s poem before sentencing him to six years jail for the home invasion and assault of a 61-year-old Gladstone woman and the assault of his sister (Cairns District Court pictured)