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Young man and heroin-addicted mother jailed for bashing man over $5,000 pokie winnings row 

A heroin-addled mother and her son have been jailed after bashing his friend during a row over $5,000 he won on the pokies.

Balbinder Singh, 44, and her son Joshua Rice, 20, both pleaded guilty to armed robbery in company with the use of personal violence after a home invasion in Clontarf in Brisbane's north in June 2020.

The court heard Rice accused his friend of not following through on a promise to share the money he had won on a poker machine.

The victim offered to let Rice stay with him in the days before the bashing after his friend had reached out to him in distress, the court heard.

Balbinder Singh, 44, and her son Joshua Rice, 20, both pleaded guilty to armed robbery in company with the use of personal violence after a home invasion in Clontarf in Brisbane's north in June 2020

Rice accused the victim of not following through on the promise during his stay and then asked him to hand over the money again the night before the armed robbery.

The court heard Rice, Singh and two others approached the victim's home on the evening of June 4 of last year according to North-West News.

The victim threatened to call the police if they came through the gate, prompting Singh to call him a 'dog c**t'.

The co-accused then stormed into the home and tried to steal his bum bag. 

Singh then bashed the man with a bottle and stomped on him, with the court hearing she told him 'take that you dog s**t' during the attack.

The court heard Rice, who had suffered through a dysfunctional childhood partly due to his mother's drug addiction, had a sideline role as a facilitator in the home invasion. 

The court heard Rice, Singh and two others approached the victim's home on the evening of June 4 of last year according to North-West News (Clontarf pictured)

Two others have entered pleas of not guilty.

Singh was given a three-year prison term while Rice was sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars.

He was then immediately released on parole.   

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