A furious nan has been spared jail for attacking her husband of 50 years with a meat tenderizer after she caught him watching porn.
The Lancashire woman repeatedly hit her 78-year-old husband over the head at their home, thinking he was trying to destroy evidence of pornography.
The court heard how Mr Holmes ran into the street bleeding and told neighbours his wife had gone ‘mad’.
“It should be murder. He hasn’t touched me for over 10 years and now he’s watching porn. How dare he?" https://t.co/Lz2uTL8hik
— Dinosaur Jesus (@weegiegeek) April 21, 2016
When police asked Mrs Holmes what had happened, she said:
I caught him with porn. He tried to get rid of it. I’ve seen red and attacked him. I wanted to kill him.
It should be murder. I want 10 years of my life back. I saw red mist.
He hasn’t touched me for over 10 years and now he’s watching porn. How dare he? How do I go about getting 10 years of my life back?
She has a point. But maybe grabbing a meat hammer wasn’t the best idea.
Mr Holmes apparently told police that he feels ‘partly responsible because of his selfishness’ by playing golf, playing in a band (at 78 – that’s impressive), and ‘spending considerable time away from home and not supporting his wife’.
His wife, a grandmother-of-three, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was given a 10 month jail sentence suspended for 18 months, The Mirror reports.
In what was deemed as a ‘moment of madness’, Mrs Holmes seemed to have lost control and is now ‘thoroughly ashamed’.
Rachel Woods, defending, said:
Once the mist had cleared and she calmed down she would’ve been concerned for the welfare of her husband.
The pair have had a hard working and modest life together.
Sending her to prison would serve little purpose other than further punishment than has already been served by virtue of these proceedings.
Apparently, the couple met when Mrs Holmes was just 15-years-old. Woods said, “They would have, had they been allowed contact since the offence, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.”
Let’s hope all is forgiven and forgotten – and that all the meat hammers in the house are hidden.