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Man admits attacking wife in front of toddler

A Pembroke man who threatened his wife and dragged her by her hair in front of their two-year-old son has been jailed to await sentencing.

Aswad Mtima Wilson, 29, of Curving Avenue, told Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner he'd been drunk at the time.

He admitted the October 3 assault and causing bodily harm to Jewel Wilson.

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Cindy Clarke told the court that after a 1am argument at their residence, Wilson seized his wife and tore hair from her scalp. He then grabbed her around the neck and twisted her head from side to side, banging it on bedroom furniture.

“Shut the f**k up,” he told her. “I'll f**king kill you.”

The commotion woke their toddler, who pleaded with Wilson to stop.

Mrs Wilson escaped to the kitchen where Wilson pulled her down by her hair and dragged her to the bathroom.

She tried to escape out the front door and was struck repeatedly before seeking refuge with neighbours. She was later treated at hospital for bruising and contusions to her face.

Ms Clarke added that Wilson currently has a six-month sentence, suspended two years, for an April 17 dishonesty offence. He has two convictions of grievous bodily harm, including one assault on police, as well as threatening behaviour and carrying an offensive weapon.

Mr Warner told him: “Beating a woman in this way, apart from being a criminal offence of assault, is bullying.”

He remanded Wilson until his November 22 return to court.

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Published October 05, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 05, 2013 at 12:00 am)

Man admits attacking wife in front of toddler

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