Conroy “Connie” Jones has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for wounding the mother of his children with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.
The two years which Jones spent on remand will be counted as part of the sentence imposed by Justice Stanley John in the High Court yesterday.
Jones – who threw in the towel after the victim, and the doctor who examined her, testified at his trial earlier this month – was given credit for his admission.
During the trial, Dr. Jason Paul testified that the woman, who was 27 years old at the time of the attack, will require surgery in order to regain full function of one of her injured hands.
The medical evidence revealed that the victim sustained as many as 15 injuries, including a fractured bone in her face, a broken tooth, and chops about the upper body, including to her face and head.
Jones chopped the young woman following an argument at their home on Bird Road, Ottos, on September 16th 2017. At the time, their two children were also in the house and one of them begged the father not to kill their mother. When Jones got distracted by the child’s pleading, the victim fled the home and got help.
She was rushed to hospital in critical condition and remained there for some time after her surgery. Jones evaded the police for about two months and surrendered after a wanted bulletin was issued for him.
When his victim testified two weeks ago, she told the court she had forgiven Jones after he apologised, and said she still loves him.