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Man Jailed For Gouging Out Pregnant Girlfriend’s Eyes And Choking Her by Princess-Helen-(f) : 11:12 am On Sep 05
Corey Grills has been arrested for his frequent violent attacks which includes gouging out his pregnant Bundaberg girldriend’s eyes and choking her. Just hours before the assaults, she had found him in a bedroom with a gun.
Judge Brendan Butler SC told the father-to-be “It would be a terrible thing if she or her unborn child had died that night,”
The 28-year-old attacker pleaded guilty in the District Court at Bundaberg to unlawfully choking the woman at 2:30am on April 16 in a domestic relationship, unlawful assault causing bodily harm, and contravening a domestic violence order.
Crown prosecutor Carly Whelan, said the woman was 11 weeks pregnant and in a volatile relationship with Grills. At the time he was subject to a domestic violence order under which he was not to have any contact with her unless he had her permission in writing. Ms Whelan said the woman had earlier walked into a bedroom and saw Grills holding a gun and convinced him to put it down.
They had gone out with friends and after returning home around 2:30am, an argument ensued between the duo. Grills pushed her on to the bed and put his hand around her throat and applied pressure for 15-20 seconds.
Whelan said, “She used the last of her breath to say she couldn’t breathe and had been close to losing consciousness. She rolled and he lost his grip.”
Grills put her in a headlock, his right hand around her neck and his left hand covered her mouth and nose. He punched her left eye with a fist, delivered punches to the back of her head and “gouged both her eyes with his fingers”.
Ms Whelan said he used a balled-up towel to cover her face but stopped assaulting her when she told him she thought she had lost her baby, but kept a tight grip to prevent her leaving.
The woman suffered bruising to both eyes, face and neck, and scratches to her neck and back, and felt pain to her throat, saying it was painful to swallow. She could only speak in a whisper as her throat had been hurt.
Grills was arrested on April 18 following a six-hour stand-off with police but had not been charged. Judge Brendan Butler said it was clear from Grills’ criminal history drugs were a significant factor.
The Judge said the facts show it to be a prolonged and significant example of abuse, where Grills seems to have returned to choking in various forms in the course of his conduct.
Grills was sentenced to 20 months jail on each offense; and four months for the breach of domestic violence order.He will be released on parole in five months...
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