Vile Stefan Carr, 28, actually recorded the horrendous domestic abuse he subjected his girlfriend Bethany Marchant on his own CCTV cameras in his home.
Violent thug Stefan Carr was caged for more than 11 years for the sickening abuse Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Brave Bethany Marchant endured three hours of torture at the evil brute’s hands Credit: Facebook
Carr was captured on his own CCTV preparing a noose Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Carr repeatedly battered Bethany and then decided to act out a mock hanging on the mum-of-one. Carr also threatened Bethany with a knife and told her he was going to drive his van into a reservoir and drown her.
The violence unfolded after Bethany decided to confront him about cheating and he flew into a violent rage that Bethany was extremely lucky to survive.
Carr of Castleford, West Yorks, England launched the sustained attack on dance teacher Bethany on May 5 this year.
Leeds Crown Court England heard the attack took place in the early hours after couple had arrived home at 1.30 am and a long argument escalated into a sustained series of attacks on the battered mum.
At one point he created a noose from rope and lifted her off the ground.
Carr was captured on his own CCTV preparing a noose. Credit: West Yorkshire Police England
He had rigged his home with CCTV cameras which captured the full ordeal, no doubt not thinking that one day the very cameras he installed would prove what a vile human being he truly is.
After the mock hanging which is believed to have lasted 2 – 3 minutes, she eventually convinced Carr to take her to hospital, for him to after driving only a short distance threaten to drive the car into a reservoir.
Bethany by some miracle was able to escape his car and flee for her life, running towards police officers who had been called by a neighbor who had heard the sustained noise from Carr’s home and saw Carr with a knife as the couple drove away.
The court heard Carr assaulted Bethany whilst on bail for the earlier attacks on his previous girlfriend.
In that incident jealous Carr believed she was in a new relationship. He punched his ex-partner in the face in late-autumn 2018, and in January 2019 he attempted to suffocate her.
Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Carr subjected his victim to a lengthy and terrifying ordeal and we welcome his sentencing at Leeds Crown Court today.
“His victim was truly put in fear of her life by the violence of his actions, and we commend her bravery in both escaping and in supporting the prosecution against him.
Bethany opened up about her ordeal in a harrowing Facebook post.
She said: “After Carr was jailed I am now ready to break my silence on what has just been the most awful time… after 20 weeks of hell he has finally been sentenced today.
“Some of you know I was in a relationship with Stefan and on May 5 after finding out he had been cheating I decided enough was enough and decided to leave.
“He locked me in his home and repeatedly tortured me in the worst possible ways for three hours.
I truly mean when I say that if the neighbours hadn’t called the police Harry would not have his mummy.
“My children at dancing would have lost their teacher and my family and friends would have lost their daughter, granddaughter, niece and friend, so to the neighbours: you have saved my life and I am eternally grateful.
“I wasn’t in an abusive relationship this was one terrible vile evil event, but unfortunately I’m not the first.
“He had me completely fooled. I can’t even tell you how awful the past 20 weeks have been.
“My advice to anyone who is suffering from domestic abuse – whether that is mental or physical – is to be brave and speak up.”