Man strangles mum of his child after she refuses to make him a sandwich

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A man beat up and strangled the mother of his child after she refused to make him a sandwich.

Michael David Jones, 43, was jailed after a judge blasted him for claiming her injuries were caused by "consensual rough sex".

A court heard Hannah Williams called police in the early hours of March 15 reporting he had assaulted her, NorthWalesLive reports.

When officers arrived, Jones had already left.

Caernarfon Crown Court heard the day before, Jones became verbally abusive after she refused to make him a sandwich.

Ms Williams asked Jones, of Deganwy, Conwy, to leave and went to bed.

But instead of leaving, Ms Knightly said he went into Ms Williams’ bedroom and pulled the duvet off her, climbed on top of her and began kicking, punching and slapping the victim, while being verbally abusive.

He then attempted to strangle Ms Williams, the mother of his 15-month-old child, before eventually letting go.

“Ms Williams said the defendant squeezed so hard she felt as though she could not breathe,” Ms Knightly added.

“She felt as though he was trying to kill her.”

Over the next 30 minutes, he continued “abusing” Ms Williams – at one point biting her finger, which the victim managed to record on her phone.

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Jones was arrested on March 15 and in an interview, claimed he’d had an argument with Ms Williams the previous day “because he felt disrespected”.

He answered no comment to all questions in relation to the assault and earlier attacks on Ms Williams.

Judge Timothy Petts jailed him for 17 months and two weeks – reduced from 18 months as a result of 16 days Jones had already spent on a 24 hour tagged curfew.

Jones, who has two other children, admitted assault by beating and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The court heard Jones has five previous convictions for 10 offences, including assaults in 2003 and 2008.

A pre-sentence report said that Jones had “projected blame” onto the victim, and “presented himself as a long suffering partner”.

Despite his guilty pleas, the report suggested Ms Williams was lying and denied responsibility for his offending.

Judge Petts said: “You projected blame onto Hannah Williams, saying the injuries were likely to have been caused during consensual rough sex.

“I find it a very disturbing report to read.

“You have shown absolutely no remorse.”

Prosecutor Laura Knightley said on February 16, Jones turned up home late one night after apparently drinking and spending time with another woman.

His partner at the time, pretended to be asleep, but to wake her up he began “shouting verbal abuse” at her, slapped her and dropped a phone from a height on her face.

He then forcefully pushed her head into a pillow for a few seconds, making it difficult for her to breathe.

After giving up, he eventually fell asleep.

“Ms Williams sat in bed crying for hours, too scared to get up in case she woke him,” Ms Knightly said.

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