posted on Apr, 13 2012 @ 11:49 AM
A man who blinded his girlfriend by gouging her eyes has admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Shane Jenkin, 33, of Sea Lane, Hayle, Cornwall, also severely beat Tina Nash, fracturing her jaw and breaking her nose, Truro Crown Court heard.
He was arrested after assaulting the 31-year-old mother of two at her house in Hayle on 20 April last year.
Jenkin, who had attacked her before, kept Ms Nash imprisoned for 12 hours after the attack, the court heard.
I'm only posting this because I actually know this guy, and had a couple of run-ins with him a few years ago.
As you can imagine this has caused quite an uproar in a fairly rural area.
He's basically a thief/burglar who hits the weights in prison, and gets his size from steroid use.
A bully and a wannabe thug - this is a truly disgusting story, made worse by the fact that he had repeatedly beaten this woman (who is tiny) who then
kept taking him back and dropping charges thus keeping him out of prison.
He was originally charged with attempted murder, but the charges were dropped to GBH with intent after he agreed to plead guilty.
He will be sentenced next month, but in my view they should basically throw away the key.
With any luck, a proper prison hard man will get "involved" and give him exactly what he deserves.