The woman who smashed the bottle at Seaford train station apologizes.
A young woman who smashed a bottle at the feet of tradie Cam Smith's girlfriend as she ran to his help has expressed her own grief over the incident.
Smith, a carpenter noted for his joie de vivre, died last year after being attacked while defending his girlfriend outside Seaford train station.
Smith and his girlfriend Natasha Stroumos were on their way to a beach supper when they were approached by a party led by Scarlett Taylor, 21.
Angry words were exchanged over an event that occurred during a New Year's Eve celebration, during which Smith mistakenly took a drink from Taylor.
Jack Ledlin has been charged with Smith's murder and is scheduled to appear in court. Taylor and Liam Casley both entered plea agreements to affray charges stemming from the incident. Casley received an eight-month prison sentence for kicking Smith after he was stabbed.
On Monday, Victorian Supreme Court Justice Michael Croucher was informed that Taylor had not participated physically in the altercation but had thrown verbal abuse at the couple and shattered a bottle at Stroumos' feet to prevent her from running to assist her lover.
"I was determined that none of this would occur. "I'm grieving him as well; he will always be a part of me for the rest of my life," Taylor stated via her attorney Megan Casey.
"I'll never forget, and I truly apologize."
Taylor also confessed violating her release conditions, which included living with her mother.
Taylor, Casey stated, had a contentious connection with her mother. Following an altercation with her daughter, her mother called triple-zero to express her dissatisfaction with Taylor staying with her.
Taylor was arrested again over the Christmas and New Year holidays before being released on bail to live with her older sister.
Taylor is now employed and wishes to continue her education, however she is unsure of the path she wishes to take.
Justice Croucher gave encouraging comments for the young woman who completed her education in the tenth grade.
"I had just completed year 10 when I was 22, so there you go," he explained.
Casey offered community service as a suitable penalty, but Justice Croucher was unconvinced.
"While people can balance work and community service, I believe there should be no impediment to her working or engaging in other rehabilitation activities," he said.
"I believe that community service is not essential nor desirable in her case."
He stated that Taylor has been through more in her short life than many people do in a lifetime.
Taylor's sentencing is scheduled for next month.