A woman who was allegedly shot by her husband through the floor of their Condell Park home has asked a court to vary a protection order taken out on her behalf.
Kamal Eljamal is accused of firing multiple shots through the ceiling of his garage as his wife Georgina Vlahos, 37, was sleeping in her bedroom directly above him in January.
According to police, it’s alleged he fired the illegal pistol several times and one of the bullets travelled through the roof of the garage and through the woman’s mattress where it struck her.
The bullet severed Ms Vlahos’ spinal cord and caused significant damage to her liver and spleen.
She will require specialised care for the rest of her life and might never walk again, the court has previously heard.
Mr Eljamal has been charged with five offences, including discharging a firearm intending to cause grievous bodily harm, using an unauthorised pistol and possessing a prohibited firearm.
Police also applied for an apprehended violence order on behalf of Ms Vlahos.
His matter was mentioned in Burwood Local Court on Wednesday when the court heard that Ms Vlahos’ lawyer had applied to the court to vary the AVO.
However, Magistrate Vivien Swain said that the court’s registry could not accept the application because Ms Vlahos’ lawyer had no standing in the matter.
Earlier this year, an emotional letter written by Ms Vlahos was read to the court.
In her letter, Ms Vlahos asked for the release of her husband to help her as she recovers from her injuries.
“There are things only his comfort can help me to progress further,” she said.
“I see other people having their partner bringing them food, looking after them.
“I have had negative thoughts of me not being here anymore (if i can’t) have him by my side.”
Mr Jamal was earlier this year granted bail in the NSW Supreme Court.
The court previously heard Mr Eljamal was on parole for drug charges when he allegedly discharged the illegal weapon and injured his wife.
He was taken into custody for breaching the conditions of his parole, which specify not possessing an illegal weapon.
The court heard the 33-year-old has battled depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues in the past.
He was granted bail by the Supreme Court on the condition he travel directly to a residential rehabilitation facility near Port Stephens in northern NSW.
His parole will expire on August 2 and Mr Eljamal will not be released from prison until he is granted parole by the State Parole Authority.
Once he’s released, the court previously heard he will be taken directly to the Swan Bay facility and entered into the strict program.