A paranoid schizophrenic who tried to poison her flatmates with bleach has been jailed for two years.
Although French national Rebecca Donyam-Phelebare has already spent one year on remand, she will remain in Knockbracken Health Care Park as part of her licence conditions, Belfast Crown Court Judge Burgess ordered.
He heard that because of a perception on Phelabare's part that her four flatmates were physically and verbally abusing her, she secretly put anti-bacterial cleaner in the milk and coffee they shared at the Brookhill Avenue property.
Prosecuting lawyer Kate McKay said none of the would-be victims were poisoned as it was apparent that neither the milk nor the coffee were quite right, but that one took a sip of the milk.
Arrested and interviewed, 35-year-old Phelabare pleaded guilty to four counts of administering a poison on August 16 last year.
Ms McKay told the court it appeared the fall-out between flatmates was because they’d criticised Phelabare for the state she left the kitchen in.
Judge Burgess said he hoped Phelabare would get back to a “normal and hopefully meaningful life”.