An Indian origin advertising executive in Leicester has been jailed for 16 months for
stabbing his wife twice in the head in an inebriated state during a row over money,on October 30.
Jayesh Sharma,44,attacked his wife in the presence of his children and his mother.The couple,who were married,reportedly had problems due to Sharma’s alcohol abuse.
Prosecuting lawyer Victoria Rose said: “He put his right hand inside his jacket pocket and produced a knife. He raised it above his head and brought it down in a stabbing movement on to the top of her head”.
The injured wife was taken to hospital with two puncture wounds,which were glued.She also had a scratched neck and a sore face,reports from Leicester said.
Sentencing Sharna,Judge Michael Pert said “It was carried out in the presence of your children and mother,who had to witness what was going on,although they only saw a part of it”.
Luke Blackburn,lawyer for Sharma,cited “He has no previous convictions and until this incident was a good and useful member of the community.
“He’d had a good deal to drink and has no useful memory of what happened. He doesn’t rely on drink as an excuse,although it plainly had a role”.