A man who broke his partner’s jaw ather Burnie home has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail.
Aaron John Brennan will be eligible for parole in November 2017 after he was sentenced for assault and causing grievous bodily harm bySupreme Court Justice Shan Tennent on Thursday.
The court heard Brennan borrowed money off AdrienneBaugh to purchase a cask of wine and had consumed a large amount of it when he confronted Ms Baugh in her bedroom.
It heard he tried to stuff money in her mouth, which Justice Tennent said could have been motivated by an argument the couplehad about Brennan not contributing enough to household finances.
He then punched her to the head three or four times, breaking her jaw.
Justice Tennent said Ms Baugh, who had a cast on her arm due to a broken wrist, had hit Brennan with her plaster cast but found that all of her actions were in self defence.
She said Ms Baugh had not done anything to provoke Brennan’sviolence.
The court heard Brennan again assaulted Ms Baugh in the kitchen, before sheran from the houseand sought help from a neighbour.
The court heard Ms Baugh required surgery to repair her broken jaw, and had suffered damage to her gums and teeth.
Justice Tennent said the attack threatened Ms Baugh’s life and caused serious harm.
Justice Tennent said she could not find definitively that Ms Baugh’s five-year-old had witnessed the attacks, but said he was in the house at the time.
The court heard Brennan had no memory of the incident.
Justice Tennent said the father of fivehad a history of assault and a longstanding problem with alcohol abuse.
In sentencing Brennan to a “significant period of imprisonment”, Justice Tennent said domestic violence was unacceptable and could not be condoned in any way
Justice Tennant backdated the three-and-a-half year sentence was backdated to February 23, 2016.
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