A 52-year-old woman, Sonia Simpson, has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after she stabbed her husband four times with a kitchen knife because he ‘took too long’ doing the Christmas shopping.
According to Mirror UK, Sonia Simpson stabbed her husband, Stuart Simpson, so hard with a kitchen knife that he needed life-saving surgery to get back on his feet.
Mr. Simpson, who just publicly addressed the 2017 incident yesterday ahead of the Christmas celebration, revealed that he was speaking up in order to make it easier for other men to speak up about domestic abuse. His story goes thus:
“I went into town while Sonia had some drinks with Stacey (a friend) at home. But it took me longer than anticipated due to the rush of last-minute shoppers.
“By the time I arrived home five hours later, Sonia was raging. She asked Stacey if she thought I was an idiot and, when Stacey disagreed, Sonia lunged at her and punched her in the face. I grabbed Stacey and pushed her out of the room protecting her from Sonia. But, as I shut the living door, I felt a sharp sensation in my back.
“Moments later, I realised that Sonia had stabbed me so hard with a kitchen knife that the handle had snapped off.”
After the incident, Sonia who met Stuart in 2007, was eventually jailed in July at Norwich Crown Court. She was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and perverting the course of justice.
“I do think that women get away with domestic violence more than men.
“Unfortunately, there’s a stigma against men talking about their emotions so until we crack this, I think men will always struggle with this.”