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Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – An abusive spouse who assaulted, taunted, threatened and humiliated her husband for 20 years has been sentenced to 4 years in jail.
Sheree Spencer, aged 45 and a mum of three, punched, kicked, slapped and bit her husband Richard throughout persistent ‘nasty’ assaults that left him in concern and feeling trapped.
She referred to as him a ‘p****’ on daily basis whereas beating him and compelled him to scrub up her faeces.
Spencer who labored as a jail safety guard was sentenced at Hull Crown Courtroom after leaving her accomplice with a completely disfigured ear and damaging his laptops, telephones and garments.
Earlier than sentencing her, Decide Kate Rayfield informed her that the abuse of her husband was ‘the worst case of controlling and coercive behaviour I’ve seen’.
In addition to a jail time period, Spencer was given an indefinite restraining order in opposition to her sufferer.
Regardless of her sentencing, Spencer was nonetheless seen smiling as she left the dock to be taken all the way down to the cells.
Spencer admitted coercive and controlling behaviour between January 2016 and June 2021 and three offences of assaulting her husband, inflicting precise bodily hurt, between January and April 2020.
Michele Stuart-Lofthouse, prosecuting, mentioned that the couple had been collectively since 2000 and lived in Bubwith, close to Selby, in UK on the time. They’ve three younger youngsters.
Even after she was arrested, Spencer continued to ‘exert management’ over Richard throughout Household Courtroom hearings, claiming she was the sufferer.
Whereas sharing his story in court docket Spencer mentioned: ‘I’ve needed to search assist from my GP on a number of events.’
Movies proven to the court docket revealed ‘persistent, nasty bodily and emotional abuse’ generally a number of instances in a day.
Spencer ‘cowered generally on his palms and knees on the ground’ as he was threatened and assaulted.
His spouse confirmed ‘utter contempt for him’ and generally ‘whispered in his face in essentially the most sinister manner’, the court docket heard.
She was additionally mentioned to shout orders at him after ingesting three bottles of wine a day.
Her protection lawyer Richard Pratt KC mentioned that there was ‘little if something’ that could possibly be mentioned in mitigation.
Pratt mentioned: ‘It’s a surprising, distressing case. Alcohol performed essentially the most vital half in what occurred.’