A terrified mum fractured her back after leaping from a window to escape her thug boyfriend, a court heard.
Karl Kali subjected her to a brutal attack after accusing her of telling the police he’d breached lockdown, reports Birmingham Live.
Kali, of no fixed address, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after he admitted a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm.
The court heard that even after she’d landed on the pavement he dragged her back inside to continue the attack.
The homeless 37-year-old knocked back Stella beer before turning up at her Solihull home clutching a can in each hand and making noise outside in the early hours of April 9.
After she reluctantly let her partner of 10 months in he slapped her in the face causing her to fall to the floor before leaning over her and punching her until she bled.
Birmingham Crown Court head he told her to clean herself up but when she emerged from the bathroom he hit her again before dragging her by her hair to her bed and told her: “This is it. I could end it now.”
Caroline Harris, prosecuting, said “She truly believed she would be killed.”
When he went to the kitchen, fearing she would be heard going to the front door “the only means of escape was a first floor window”, said Ms Harris.
The victim suffered a fractured vertebrae but Kali came out and dragged her back to the flat and hit her again.
The victim then sent a WhatsApp to a neighbour of her with a head injury and a message reading “help me”.
Police broke the door down and when quizzed Kali said his girlfriend had “done a number” on him and had jumped out of the window to get him in trouble.
In a statement the victim said: “I still suffer from flashbacks and panic attacks.
“I have daily back pain and my mental health has also been affected. I do not believe I will trust another man again.”
In passing sentence Judge Avik Mukherjee said: “She sustained a horrific and brutal assault at your hands when you were drunk and you thought she had grassed you up to the police which suggests to me an element of revenge.”
He said but for the actions of her neighbour, the victim may have been
The judge went on: “It was a repeated assault on that vulnerable woman you deliberately targeted during lockdown, looking after a young child in the middle of the night, who had nowhere to go.”
Matthew Barnes, defending, said Kali was angry because he believed his girlfriend had told police he was in breach of his licence and had broken lockdown by visiting his mother.