Her 19-month-old daughter was in the home at the time of the attack.
The man, facing two murder charges, was arrested shortly after arriving in Auckland in October.
She told her pre-teen girl through a text that she was leaving.
"You've realised the low ebb that you hit," said the judge.
The Justice Minister says judges are applying laws in different ways around the country.
"His blood pressure is through the roof," his family say.
Sungkwan Kim is accused of killing three family members in South Korea before fleeing to NZ.
Prosecutors said she "thrived on interacting with medical professionals".
Otago University found 20 percent of High Court cases take longer than is considered reasonable.
The company was also fined $283,000.
It dropped charges against mine boss Peter Whittall after he paid reparations.
They were accused of "mock-arresting" him to break up his relationship.
The Crown calls it "an abuse of power and authority".
She had conspired to murder her ex-husband.
Two officers are accused of carrying out a "mock arrest" to scare a 17-year-old away from his younger girlfriend.
The one-year-old died from two skull fractures and her babysitter was charged.
The boy's mother had reported her own son to police for underage sex.