Early release prisoner jailed for another brutal attack

A convicted killer, jailed last year for a horrific attack on his partner, has been found guilty of assaulting and abducting the same woman, just weeks after being given early release.

The woman was knocked unconscious by Felix McDonald and detained against her will during the incident in Lochgelly.

Neighbours heard her shouting at a window. Photographs of her taken afterwards showed injuries including a black eye and bruised chin.

McDonald (38), a prisoner at Perth, denied that on 2nd December at North Street, Lochgelly, he assaulted his partner, seized her by the body, repeatedly struck her on the head and body, rendering her unconscious.

He repeatedly seized her by the hair, dragged her and abducted her, locked her in the house and detained her against her will, all to her injury.

The jury found that McDonald was “guilty under provocation” after a trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Last week at the High Court in Edinburgh, McDonald had unexpired part of the previous jail term, 129 days, re-imposed.

When McDonald returned to court in Dunfermline, he was jailed for 25 months to follow the High Court term.

McDonald’s previous convictions include being jailed for culpable homicide in 2006.

At the High Court in Livingston last August, McDonald was jailed for 21 months but this was backdated to 2015 and he was released in October.

He had slapped, punched and kicked the same woman on the head and body and repeatedly threw her to the floor.

He grabbed her by the hair and dragged her from the property in Glenrothes, where the first brutal attack took place, the High Court was told.

He then forced her to walk from the house in Thistle Drive, to her home at nearby Murchison Court.

There, he continued his vicious assault, repeatedly punching and kicking her on the head and body and grabbing her by the neck.

 

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