Karl Robson strangled and kicked his partner, becoming “more menacing” and accused her of being in contact with the American rapper – “going mental” during the ferocious attack and dragged her around the kitchen
A bully attacked his girlfriend after bizarrely accusing her of messaging rap artist, Eminem.
Karl Robson strangled and kicked his partner, becoming “more threatening” and accused her of being in contact with the American rapper.
He was “going mental” during the ferocious attack and dragged her around the kitchen, put his hands around her throat so that she could not breathe and tried to bite her, Hull Crown Court heard.
Robson, 35, from Hull, admitted assaulting the woman, causing actual bodily harm, and causing criminal damage in Wawne on August 7, reports Hull Live.
Benjamin Donnell, prosecuting, said that Robson and the woman had been out for drinks before returning to her home and going to a party at a nearby house. They returned at 1am and he was annoyed about a misunderstanding between him and one of those at the party.
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His mood was “very up and down” and he seemed to be having an “emotional meltdown.” He smashed his own mobile phone against a kitchen table and the woman grabbed it to try to make him stop.
“He snatched the phone from her hand with force and threw it onto the floor,” said Mr Donnell. Robson made threats to go after the person at the party and the woman tried to block her path to stop him. He swung punches at her head but missed but threw three or four punches at a door, damaging it.
“The defendant’s mood became more threatening,” said Mr Donnell. Robson accused her of messaging a person called Slim Shady, who “confused her because he is a well-known rapper” and she did not know what he was talking about.
He grabbed her by her hair and threw her against the kitchen floor and dragged her around the kitchen while “going mental.” He kicked her to the head and called her a “s***”.
She felt scared at this point and grabbed a kitchen knife to defend herself but Robson got the better of her and grabbed the knife from her before throwing it into the kitchen sink. I have “trashed” the kitchen and she tried to escape.
“He grabbed the complainant and threw her over the sofa onto the floor,” said Mr Donnell. “He put both hands around her throat and applied pressure to the point where she could not breathe.”
The girlfriend managed to push him off her but Robson pinned her against a wall and tried to bite at her face while hurling abuse. He headbutted her and she tried to escape, ran upstairs to her bedroom de ella and used an alarm system but Robson said that he would “take all of them on” when the police arrived.
He punched a tablet computer but she fled the house and a neighbor alerted the police. The woman suffered a black eye and bruises.
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She later said in a statement that she has been left on edge through having to increase security measures. “I feel scared being in my own home and I jump at every noise heard,” she said. Her three-year-old daughter of Ella had also been affected. “It’s not fair on her,” she said. “My mother is always worried about me and my health from her. I feel very frustrated about what happened.”
Robson had convictions for 25 previous offenses between 2000 and last year, including assault, assaulting a policewoman, criminal damage, drink-driving and racially aggravated threatening behaviour.
He told the court: “I have been suffering a lot of alcohol abuse. When I have too much to drink, I just do silly things. This is why I am always in court. Everything I do is alcohol related. I am just sorry.” for my actions.”
He said that he had been working with the probation service and an agency on his alcohol problem. He had two jobs, including one at Hull City Council.
Judge John Thackray QC told Robson: “This was an appalling episode of domestic violence. Your victim was entitled to feel safe and secure in your company. There is a degree of vulnerability because she was a lone female.”
Robson was given a two-year suspended prison sentence, 200 hours’ unpaid work and was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation. He was given a five-year restraining and exclusion order.