A woman, 30 year old Joylene Cunningham, has been jailed for two and a half years for slashing her now former boyfriend’s face with a blade, from his mouth to his ear after she caught him kissing and making out with another woman. After the cut, her boyfriend, Sean Harman needed 18 stitches for it to be repaired.
Cunningham told York Crown Court that the slash was caused from a ring or a glass her boyfriend was holding – but when her ring was examined by Recorder of York, Judge Paul Batty QC, it was found to be blunt.
The Judge in charge of her case, Judge Batty told her:
“The wound had been a deep laceration in places, running virtually from Mr Harman’s mouth to his ear and causing a permanent scar.”
Cunningham said that when she saw him with another girl they were kissing and cuddling, adding that :
“I felt pretty upset – I just stormed over and hit him.”
She admitted to have punched him but denied having a blade in her hand, and said the wound must have been caused by a ring on her finger, or the glass he was holding.
Her former boyfriend, Mr Harman in a way defended Cunningham, saying that he had provoked her during the incident which occurred in York one evening in June 2015.
He told the court that he had wrongly believed she had been the one having an affair so decided to make her jealous by being with someone else. He said:
“I was Disgust*ng – I was horrible. I was awful. “I was angry with her – I thought she had been cheat*ng on me in my own bed. I wanted revenge on her. I wanted her to be sent down.”
He said he had been violent towards Cunningham previously. He also defended Cunningham by echoing what she said about the ring. He said she had hit him with her fist but the cut must have been caused by a ring on her finger or a glass he was holding.
But Judge Batty who examined the ring said it was not sharp and he did not believe the pair’s claims.
Judge Batty said that in sentencing he gave Cunningham credit for a guilty plea to wounding with intent at an earlier hearing.
Source: UK Mirror
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