A man held a shard of glass to his partner’s throat and threatened to kill her when she made a comment about him having an affair.
Andrew Carroll, 29, left his partner with a cut to her arm during a row at their home in Leeds and only stopped the attack after their children awoke.
Carroll, of Kentmere Approach, Seacroft, was told he would be freed yesterday after spending the equivalent of a nine month sentence in prison on remand.
Leeds Crown Court heard his partner had forgiven him and wanted him to return home despite convictions for previous attack on her. Shamaila Qureshi, prosecuting, said the incident happened in the early hours of July 18 last year.
The couple had been in a relationship for nine years but had been separated for 11 months before the offence because he had been having an affair.
Carroll pushed his victim onto the sofa and punched her repeatedly in the face while spitting at her. He then came back with a knife, smashed the glasses they had been drinking from, before holding a shard to her throat saying: “I will do you.”
Miss Qureshi said Carroll tried to cut her throat but their children came downstairs.
Carroll pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Judge James Spencer QC gave Carroll a nine month sentence, but said he would be freed after already serving more than half of it in custody. He said: “I hope you have realised that it is not acceptable to assault your partner.”