It is reported that 38-year-old David Glennie has strangled, kicked and punched his partner to the point of losing control of her bladder and urinating.
The court heard that Glennie had lost his temper whilst he was intoxicated during a night out in November 2019. Glennie had lost his temper because if an irrational belief that his partner was being unfaithful to their relationship.
The couple were together for a period of 5-months by this stage when they went out for drinks in Brisbane. Upon returning to their room at the end of the night, he began punching, slapping and kicking her.
The court heard that “He threw her to the ground, jumped on top of her and strangled her”.
It’s when he started choking her the second time that she lost control of her bladder and urinated onto the floor of the room. It was at that point she said, that she believed her life was about to end.
The domestic violence assault didn’t stop there. When she tried leaving, he blocked her from getting away.
Glennie had refused to contact ambulance after her repeated requests.
It was only when he finally let her go outside to have a smoke when police were contacted, which resulted in his arrest.
Glennie was initially arrested at the end of November last year on unrelated drug matters in Tweed Heads NSW. He was then extradited to Queensland.
Judge Paul Smith sentenced Glennie to 3.5 years imprisonment after taking into account his alcohol dependency stemmed from the trauma he was subjected to as a kid, and his willingness to undergo rehabilitation.
He will be eligible for release back into the community on parole in January 2021.
His Honour, during sentencing said, “Unless you deal with your alcohol dependency… this will just get longer and longer… (Your daughter) are ladies as well, you wouldn’t want their partners treating them like you treated this lady, would you?”
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The offence of choking, suffocating or strangulating attract heavy sentences in NSW. The penalties for this range from 2-years imprisonment to 25-years imprisonment, depending on the type of choke offence a person is prosecuted with.
The law on this is reflected in section 37(1A), 37(1) and 37(2) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).