How Scraps of Paper Failed to Stop Despicable Abuser Who Violated Violent Court Orders Seventy Times by Attacking Seven Women – Including Strangling One and Threatening Her with a Broken Board
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- Tasmanian man gets up to five and a half years in prison for abusing a woman
- The perpetrator of serial domestic violence has violated protective orders 70 times
- Man threatened to stab and choked, beat, stalked, verbally abused partner
- Some of the abuse took place after the woman issued a family violence order
- The prosecution alleged that the man had physically abused six other partners
A domestic violence serial killer in Tasmania who has violated protective orders nearly 70 times will spend up to five and a half years in prison for the ‘terrifying and degrading’ abuse of a woman.
The man, who cannot be named by name for legal reasons, threatened to stab, choked, beat, stalked and assaulted his partner of a year.
“Your physical and emotional abuse (of the woman) was the continuation of a long-standing pattern of such behavior towards women,” Tasmania Supreme Court Justice Robert Peace said in sentencing comments published this week.
A domestic violence serial killer in Tasmania who has broken protective orders nearly 70 times will face up to five and a half years in prison for ‘terrifying’ abuse of a woman
“(It was a) ignoring court orders issued in an effort to protect them, and despite the imposition of prison terms.”
Not long after their relationship started, he held the woman by the throat against the wall and accused her of infidelity.
He strangled her at least three times, once in a stranglehold to the point where she lost consciousness after he threw her up and down a hallway.
The man, who cannot be named by name for legal reasons, threatened to stab and choke, beat, stalked and assaulted his partner of a year (stock image)
On another occasion, he threatened to stab her with a broken plate while unleashing despicable and degrading insults.
Some of the abuse took place after the woman received a family warrant.
“There were conditions that you did not stalk, threaten or abuse her, or go where she lived,” Justice Pearce wrote.
“Despite the order you’ve just been given, you immediately went looking for her. You found her early the next morning.’
The man, who regularly used the illegal drug ice cream, claimed he was a victim of violence growing up at the hands of his stepfather.
Tasmania Supreme Court judge Robert Peace noted that the prosecution alleged that the man had physically abused six other partners (stock image)
Justice Pearce noted that the prosecution alleged that the man had physically abused six other partners.
“You are not deterred by domestic violence orders that you have violated nearly 70 times,” Judge Pearce wrote.
The man has previously faced bail conditions, served community service, two drug treatment orders, and suspended and actual prison terms.
He was sentenced to five and a half years in prison, backdated to February last year, and will be eligible for parole after three and a half years.
The man has previously faced bail conditions, served community service, two drug treatment orders and suspended and actual prison sentences (stock image)
He also didn’t allow the woman to leave the house without him, or use her phone when he wasn’t there.
“For many months you exposed (her) to a terrifying and humiliating ordeal, apparently without any understanding of the gravity of your transgression,” wrote Justice Pearce.
“You betrayed her trust and affection, took advantage of her vulnerability, blamed her for your own actions, all with the intention of making her fearful and docile.”
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