Attack on wife and her father: He shouted ‘get crazy daughter out of my house’ — (The Halifax Courier)

SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants argues with wife, flies into rage, makes threats, assaults her and her father.

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The Halifax Courier

By Colin Drury

Published: 14:58 Monday 21 January 2008

A HUSBAND attacked his wife and threw her out of their home before assaulting her dad too.
Scott Carter, of Wyvern Place, Pellon, Halifax, picked partner Louise up and dumped her in their yard, then stormed into the house of his in-laws next door and unleashed a barrage of abuse about their daughter.

And when both parents followed him from their property to remonstrate he lifted the father David Carney up and squeezed him while threatening further violence.

Carter, 29, admitted two counts of assault and one of threatening behaviour when he appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court.

Waseem Raja, prosecuting, said the violence followed an argument between the couple.

“Mrs Carter was severely grazed to her arms and upper arms and left extremely distressed,” he added.

While she lay in the yard, Carter burst next door and screamed: “Get your crazy daughter out my house and get her head sorted out.”

And, as his in-laws tried to calm him, he told them “Come on, give it a go if you think you can” before assaulting the father.

He was arrested later the same day but initially told police he acted in self-defence.

Eleese Hatton, for Carter, said the four year marriage had not run smoothly but the couple were trying to make it work. Carter, who was on anti-depressants at the time, had now returned to the family home and the pair were seeking counselling.

He was placed on a two-year supervision order and told to pay £80 costs.

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Last Updated: 24 January 2008 8:53 AM