'Man held up shotgun next to partner's face then pulled trigger'
A MAN allegedly held a shotgun against his former partner's forehead before pushing it forwards and pulling the trigger, a jury have been told.
Jamie Jones is accused of causing Rebecca Findlay to fear violence would be used against her.
She was "so frightened" when he pressed the unloaded double barreled shotgun into her forehead, she wet herself, prosecutor Janet Gedrych told the jury at Swansea Crown Court.
Miss Gedrych said the couple were friends and had "at one point" been in a relationship, she said.
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On February 4 Miss Findlay had been out drinking in Swansea before she decided to go to Jones's then-home in Dyffryn-Aur Road, Trallwn, at around 3.30am.
The couple spent an hour talking before Jones, 29, said he was leaving the house to meet another woman.
He said she could sleep on the sofa, but when he returned with Jordan Duncan, she left and went to her sister's home in Morriston.
She then realised she had left her mobile phone at Jones's home and took a taxi back to his house to retrieve her phone. A fight then broke out between the pair.
"He tried to forcibly push her from the house but she refused to go without her phone and the argument then deteriorated into a scrap, with Miss Findlay hitting him in the face and him dragging her out of the house and pushing her onto the floor outside," said Miss Gedrych. She then took her 3in stiletto off and hit a window in his front door, before Jones, of Chirk Gardens, Blaenymaes, went upstairs.
"He appeared at the top of the stairs holding a shotgun, a double barreled shotgun, directed at her face. When he was a matter of only one foot away he pulled the trigger," said Miss Gedrych.
"It was not loaded," she added.
Police later found the gun in a black bag with four live cartridges, lent against the back fence in his garden, Miss Gedrych said.
Jones denies a charge of possessing a firearm without a licence and a second charge of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence to Miss Findlay. She took to the witness stand yesterday to give evidence.
She said that after she returned to the house "he lost it".
She said she was left with a bruise on her forehead where the gun was pushed into her.
She also said Jones had phoned her weeks before and said he had bought a gun for protection after his house was damaged.
She denied claims her account was made up.
"I wouldn't go through all this if it didn't happen," she told defence barrister Ian Wright.
The trial continues.