TWO men accused of threatening to slit the throat of Melbourne gangland widow Judy Moran have been jailed.
Mrs Moran had earlier told the Melbourne Magistrates' Court two men screamed abuse at her, called her a dog, accused her of being a police informer and said they would slit her throat. The incident happened at the Brunswick Club in June last year. Her husband, Lewis Moran, 58, was shot dead in the club in March, 2004.
Rodney Robinson, 53, of Epping, and Robert Gillick, 35, of Greensborough, both pleaded not guilty to charges, including making threats to kill.
Magistrate Duncan Reynolds dismissed the charge of making threats to kill, however found the men guilty of using threatening words.
He sentenced Robinson to two months' prison and Gillick to one month in jail, saying that was the only appropriate sentence in both cases.
Mr Reynolds said the men's behaviour that night caused disquiet to numerous patrons at the club.
He said he took into account both men had significant criminal pasts, but had made changes in their lives to put this behind them.
Robinson and Gillick have indicated they will lodge an appeal.
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