Shannon Turnball suffered a fractured cheekbone and left eye socket when Cofi Walters attacked her after an argument, Bristol Crown Court heard yesterday.
He also punched Rosie Fortune, Miss Turnball's friend, in the chest as she intervened and hurled a TV across a room.And at the trial, guess what?
Judge David Ticehurst, who was told Miss Turnball stood by the defendant and was in court for the sentencing, said: "This young lady seems to want him back."
Miss Turnball said: "I love him."
The judge replied: "He treats you dreadfully. How do you know he won't do it again, more seriously?"*sigh* It's not like she didn't know he was a bad 'un, is it?
Walters is due for release from jail in April, having been recalled after the attack on his girlfriend to finish an 18-month term for possessing a blade and firearm.
The court heard he had previous convictions for battery and public order offences in which he stamped or punched men on the ground.You'll see them both again, Judge. At Crown Court. Or the coroner's court.