An abusive wife who assaulted, taunted, threatened and humiliated her husband for 20 years has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Mum-of-three Sheree Spencer, 45, punched, kicked, slapped and bit her husband Richard during persistent ‘nasty’ attacks that left him in fear and feeling trapped.
The prison security guard was observed grinning as she was sentenced at Hull Crown Court after leaving her partner with a permanently disfigured ear and damaging his laptops, phones and clothes.
Judge Kate Rayfield told her that the abuse of her hubby was ‘the worst case of controlling and coercive behaviour I have seen’.
As well as a prison term, Spencer was given an indefinite restraining order against her victim after admitting coercive and controlling behaviour between January 2016 and June 2021 as well as three offences of assault, causing actual bodily harm.
Spencer’s violent behaviour towards her husband came to light after police were alerted due to concerns.
Videos shown to the court revealed ‘persistent, nasty physical and emotional abuse’ on a frequent basis, sometimes several times in a day.