Tracey Hannington has been imprisoned for a horrific campaign of violence against her husband Tony
A controlling, jealous woman has been imprisoned for two years for a terrifying campaign of violence and domestic violence against her husband.
Tracey Hannington started shouting with her husband Tony because he & # 39; lazy & # 39; was and became angry about his occasional visits to their local pub in Herne Bay, Kent.
But her anger later became violent and she would attack him with household appliances and had to be dragged away by neighbors.
She was charged after the attacks may have been fatal, with Hannington swinging a claw hammer and cutting knives at her husband, who refused to take revenge.
Hannington, 56, wept at the dock while she was imprisoned for causing bodily injury and controlling and compulsive behavior. She will serve one year behind bars and another year out of license.
Canterbury Crown Court heard that the couple met on a dating site and got married six months later in 2013.
But four years after their marriage, Hannington's behavior became increasingly cruel as the violence she struck against the truck driver escalated.
After his wife was in prison, Mr. Hannington explained how the abuse almost led to suicide
A year after the marriage, she heard her husband stomping through neighbors rushing to the couple to get divorced.
Hannington also stepped over Tony, slapping his head, arms and body, and throwing water over his bed to rob him of his sleep.
She hit her husband's belongings and pinned him against the wall, pushing her nails into his neck.
On another occasion she hit him over the head with a can of beans.
Prosecutor Bridget Todd added: & # 39; He didn't want to retaliate, he'd let her calm down on her own. & # 39;
Hannington later continued to use weapons, and swung a claw hammer at her husband – who raised his hands to protect himself and waited for the blows to stop.
The couple, from Herne Bay, Kent, got married six months after meeting each other online
On one occasion she brought a carving knife down his throat and on another, she swung another knife toward him, digging it in his neck.
Her frequent attacks include swinging a hooverhead in Tony & # 39; s face, throwing tea cups and their contents and breaking bottles from his aftershave.
The abuse peaked in March this year, when Hannington fell on her husband's belly with a knife. He was able to parry the knife, but injured his hand.
After blocking her attack, he ran to the bathroom and locked himself up. When he finally emerged, Hannington told him she wanted to kill him.
Tony told the court that the couple's five-year marriage & # 39; an unceasing campaign of hatred and abuse & # 39; used to be.
The court was told about the impact on Mr. Hannington. A statement said: & # 39; He used to be happy to go out, but would not consider that now.
& # 39; He is ground where he is considering taking his own life and has convinced himself that the only way out is to end his own life. & # 39;
Hannington's lawyer, Kerry Wait, insisted that she & # 39; trust issues & # 39; had and has since sought medical help for her volatile behavior – including the use of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication.
Hannington cried in the Crown Court dock in Canterbury (photo) while she was imprisoned
Hannington & # 39; accepts the relationship is over & # 39; but still hopes it can be restored, the court heard.
Judge Weekes said that Hannington & # 39; manipulative and deceptive & # 39; had been in her & # 39; sly and cunning abuse & # 39 ;.
He said: & # 39; It's hard to imagine a longer period of abuse. All domestic violence affects the victims for much of their lives.
& # 39; I read the victim statement with concern and compassion and I want you to listen again to what you did to him.
& # 39; He feels that he has undergone a continuous campaign of hatred and abuse. Simply put, you have ruined your husband's life and made him suicidal. & # 39;
Hannington could be seen sobbing during the sentence. She told her children that she loved them while being led out of the dock after she had been imprisoned for two years.
Afterwards, victim Hannington said: “I was shocked that she actually went to prison. It was pretty emotional.
& # 39; If you are abused all the time – especially if she said & # 39; do the world a favor, go find a corner and hang yourself on & # 39; – I thought & # 39; should i do that? & # 39; to get away from it all.
& # 39; She had to be punished for what she did, but sometimes I think the prison might be a bit harsh for someone who is anxious and depressed.
& # 39; It feels like a weight has been taken off my shoulders, but it is still a bit raw. & # 39;
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