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Court told woman needed major surgery after boyfriend stabbed her by accident
12:03pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
THE girlfriend of a Sedgley man needed major surgery after he accidentally stabbed her in the stomach.
Nathan Glover, aged 22, admitted at Wolverhampton Crown Court that he was attempting to open the gate at a friend's house with a knife and when he turned round unintentionally stabbed Emma Horton.
Recorder John Edwards told Glover he was just able to spare him a prison sentence because Miss Horton had forgiven him for the incident.
He told Glover: "On the one hand you caused what could have been a life threatening injury when you were heavily intoxicated with drink or drugs or a combination of both.
"On the other hand you have displayed remorse, you pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and, most potently of all, the lady has not only forgiven you but she wants a life with you."
He stressed Glover could have no complaints if he was sent straight back into custody but said the three-and-a-half months he had spent in prison on remand was "just about enough."
Glover, of Berrybush Gardens, admitted unlawful wounding on the basis the stabbing was completely unintentional.
The Recorder said he hoped Glover recognised the fact that, intentionally or not, he had come very close to ending the life of someone he loved.
Stephen Cadwaladr, for Glover, said: "This was an isolated incident without any intention whatsoever."
Glover further admitted attempted burglary in relation to a separate incident. He was given a 15 month jail term suspended for two years and also ordered to attend the Domestic Abuse Programme.
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