Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sacha Williams-Rowe stabbed and left in coma by brutal boyfriend is JAILED... just because she was too traumatised to testify against him

A mother of four was sent to prison because she felt too scared to give evidence against her ex-boyfriend who nearly killed her.

Sacha Williams-Rowe had already endured two days testifying against Lloyd Lothian, the father of her children, but his trial for attempted murder collapsed when the judge fell ill.

When a retrial was ordered, Miss Williams-Rowe, 31, faced a second court case but she felt too traumatised to go over the case again, according to the Sunday Mirror.

Instead she asked authorities to use medical evidence, and her police statements as well as footage of her in hospital after Lloyd, 35, stabbed her in the stomach with a kitchen knife.

When she failed to appear Aylesbury Crown Court, Buckinghamshire Hon Judge The Lord Parmoor issued an arrest warrant.

Miss Williams- Rowe was then held in contempt and sent to prison for a week after she failed to turn up for a second time.

But she was eventually ready to testify, Lothian was allowed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of unlawful wounding, rendering her stressful court experience useless.

Two weeks ago Lothian was sentenced to 15 months – he could have been sentenced to a maximum of five years.

He will be freed in six weeks due to time he has already served and a ­reduction for his guilty plea.

The stress has left Miss Williams-Rowe with a skin condition and she has now changed her name and moved to a new village in the Home Counties. Read More