Jelaous man threatened to set fire to ex-girlfriend
A MAN with a previous conviction for arson threatened to set fire to his ex-girlfriend and hide her body.
Andrew Wayne Davies, aged 23, of Pittsburgh Court in Blaenymaes, jealously threatened Charlotte Godfrey through Facebook.
The pair had been in a relationship for five months but after their break-up she then received a message on Facebook telling her: “ I’ll be awake all night. I’ll be waiting for you somewhere,” he wrote.
“I’ll do ten years or a life sentence, I am going to do some serious harm to you. I am going to ruin your life.”
Prosecutor Helen Randall said: “She thought that the defendant was drunk and he was simply ranting and raving” and went to sleep.
But when she woke up, she had received another message, in that, he told her he would drive a knife through her throat, “Nice and slow so you can scream,” he wrote.
He threatened to burn her car with her inside it and he said he would take her body somewhere isolated.
“I’ll show you sick when I see you,” he said.
At this point Miss Godfrey said she was frightened because Davies had told her he had a previous conviction for arson after he set fire to an ex-girlfriend’s house. For that he had received a 40-month sentence, Swansea Crown Court heard and has now been recalled on licence.
“She believed what he said in the message and was scared what he was capable of,” said Miss Randall.
The pair did get back in touch after this offence but another incident followed.
The pair had already argued when Davies told her he had used a knife to slash her tyres and when she went outside to check she saw her windscreen had been smashed by Davies.
John Hipkin, representing Davies, said he accepted they were serious threats.
“These must have caused the complaint real anguish and anxiety,” he said.
Judge Keith Thomas said the messages were “particularly chilling and unpleasant”.
“I have no doubt at all it was inspired by jealousy on your part,” he said.
Davies was jailed for 13 months after admitting putting Miss Godfrey in fear of violence.
That will be consecutive to the remaining 14 months of his other sentence for arson.