Glasgow: A young man was sent to jail for 21 months for locking up his 18-year-old girlfriend in a room and beating her up for four hours after she refused to get him a cigarette.
According to a report in Daily Record, the convict, James McCourt, pleaded guilty to assaulting her and “detaining her against her will.” McCourt admitted to assaulting her in the past as well.
The incident took place on June 5 at victim, Kelsie Skillen, and McCourt’s flat in Milton, Glasgow, Scotland.
They had returned home after a night out and McCourt found that they had left his jacket, in which he had kept his cigarettes, behind.
He blamed Skillen for forgetting to get the jacket and started hitting her. He then locked her up in a room, hid her phone and keys, and told her, "You’re going to have a bruised face tomorrow so I better do it right."
Skillen recalled the violence and said that McCourt told her, “I don’t care if I go to jail as long as you’re dead.” The beating continued for about four hours until McCourt left the room of their flat in Milton, Glasgow.
As soon as he went outside the room, Skillen called her mother who informed the police about the incident. Police found the girl with several bruises on her face....