Woman charged after reporter stubbed in face by cigarette

A woman has been charged with public nuisance for allegedly stubbing her lit cigarette on a reporter's face outside a Queensland court.

Nine Network journalist Alex Bernhardt reportedly had the lit cigarette shoved in her face by a 23-year-old woman who was at Caboolture Magistrates Court to support Stevee Jane Kennedy, who is charged with the murder of a young father.


"Just had a woman stub her lit cigarette into my face at Caboolture Court ... Charming," Ms Bernhardt tweeted on Monday.

The 23-year-old woman also blew smoke on journalists' face.
The 23-year-old woman also blew smoke on journalists' face.

Ms Bernhardt was at the court to report on the appearance of Kennedy after the death of a 26-year-old man who staggered into a service station bleeding from an apparent stab wound early on Sunday morning.

He was rushed to Caboolture Hospital but died a short time later.

Kennedy was charged with his murder on Sunday afternoon.

She was remanded in custody on Monday and will face court again on July 24.

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