Man Breaks Girlfriend’s Leg for Cooking Pasta Badly
NEWS DIGEST – A 30-year-old guy broke his girlfriend’s leg because she failed to cook his pasta properly then forced her to carry on cooking.
Dorian Wright, 30, gripped her by the throat, knocked her to the floor and shattered her leg with a savage kick.
Powerfully-built Wright then forced her to carry on cooking with her fractured leg as she groaned in agony.
It was one of a string of attacks on the girlfriend, who wasn’t named, when Wright was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on Friday.
Wright of Streatfield Road, Northampton, inflicted a nine-month reign of terror on his partner in 2015 and 2016.
On another occasion, he choked his girlfriend and held her face under a running tap in the bath after argument over the phone.
He broke two of her fingers by pushing her down the stairs, he would ‘flick her in the lips’, and there was constant name-calling and criticising the way she dressed on a daily basis.
The court heard he put a hunting knife in the terrified woman’s mouth, threatened to rape her mother and burn her house down, and throwing a burger in the girlfriend’s face when a fast-food delivery was wrong.
Wright forced her to leave jobs on two occasions because he didn’t like where she was working.
He often slept with a threatening blade under his pillow and constantly threatened her about her cooking, what she wore or if she spoke to other men.
Detective Constable James Roe, who led the investigation, said ‘The level of violence and controlling behaviour shown by Wright over a period of just nine months is shocking and disgusting.
‘I want to thank the victim for being brave enough to come forward in what were extremely difficult and traumatising circumstances.
‘Wright poses a significant risk to women and the sentence will keep him off the streets for some time.’
The thug pleaded guilty to coercive and controlling behaviour and two counts of grievous bodily harm and was jailed for two years and three months, but his abuse continued in the court room.
He could be heard tutting as his abusive acts were read out and he even taunted his victim, watching from the public seats, by calling out her name as he was led down to the cells.
In sentencing, His Honour Judge Tregilgas-Davey branded Wright an ‘unpleasant bully’.
He said ‘It is beyond beggar’s belief how you conducted yourself. Your behaviour was shameful.
‘There was one occasion where you kicked her so hard to her leg that you fractured it. The reason you were doing this? You were unhappy about how she was cooking pasta.
‘You ensured she was isolated and criticised the way she dressed, stripping her of her confidence. You even threatened to rape her mother.’
He was jailed for his brutal campaign under new laws that came into effect in October that made psychological abuse against a partner illegal.
It reached a head in April 2016 when people saw Wright chasing her around a car and beating her.
Eye witnesses told police her face appeared to be ‘black and purple’ with bruising. A psychological report said Wright was ‘unable to control his anger’.
In an impact statement read out in court by prosecutor Jonathan Dunne QC, the victim said ‘I am still traumatised to this day and often have night terrors.
‘I have had to move out of Northampton. I have been diagnosed with PTSD.
‘I often question how my life ended up here. I have no job and don’t live near my friends or family. I blame him for everything.’
He was also given an indefinite restraining order preventing him from ever contacting her again.
Source: Daily Mail