A soldier who threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend’s new partner in a series of disturbing messages has been jailed.
Jamie Phenny, 29, of Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland even despatched a message to the new partner’s mom in a bid to intimidate his sufferer.
He appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday charged with three counts of malicious communication.
During the listening to, the courtroom heard how Phenny messaged his ex-girlfriend on May 5 final 12 months, making threats in the direction of her new partner by Facebook and in addition messaged her buddy.
On October 28, her new partner’s mom additionally obtained a notification by Facebook Messenger from Phenny which prosecuting lawyer Leanne Duffy described as “threatening in nature in the direction of her son”.
The courtroom heard how Phenny threatened to kill her son which made her really feel “bodily sick with fear” and “scared” about what would occur.
One of the messages stated: “I’m going to drag him over everywhere in the counter and inform his girlfriend he is expired.”
He additionally messaged his ex-partner: “I’m going to clean-cut everyone you get with.
“Nobody is secure with you. I’m going to fill in everybody you are with.”
In a sufferer affect assertion, which was learn out in courtroom, his ex’s new partner stated he “feared” what Phenny would do.
The assertion stated: “I’m nervous about going to and from work as a result of he is aware of the place I stay and is aware of the place I work.
“I concern what he’ll do to my girlfriend and my household as he’s now messaging my mom.
“I heard he is harmful and that is growing my concern.
“When I get up each morning I fear my automobile home windows may have been put out as he is aware of my automobile.
“My girlfriend has phoned in sick as she nervous one thing will occur.”
Phenny’s ex-girlfriend additionally referred to as the expertise “distressing” and stated she has had to search additional help following the incident.
Defence lawyer, Charlie Carr, stated the implications of what may occur if he reoffends is evident to him.
He advised the courtroom: “It’s clear this man has put himself in a really precarious place and on any given day you’d assume the straightforward possibility can be to ship him to jail.
“He tells me that he is nonetheless in the Parachute Regiment. From expertise, troopers reply higher to exact orders so should you re-offend, you’ll go to jail, that is clear to him.
“When I used to be talking to him he regretted it and was remorseful. He’s obtained himself in a proper state about it.”
The defence lawyer additionally stated that a direct custodial sentence wouldn’t be as “productive” as some of the opposite strategies of sentencing.
However, Judge Kathryn Meek described the threats as “excessive” and stated the very fact he referred to workplaces elevated the concern.
The decide sentenced him to 26 weeks in jail and ordered him to pay £128, in addition to imposing a five-year restraining order which prevents him from contacting any of his victims.