A Derbyshire woman who has worked as a carer for 25 years stabbed her husband in the backside during a drunken argument.
Derby Crown Court heard how Samantha Pearson and the victim had been drinking heavily when the incident happened.
They were spotted by a neighbour walking back to their Alfreton home who said “they’d clearly had a good time”.
A short while later the same witness heard the victim threaten to “knock the ******* head off” Pearson.
Moments later, the 54-year-old arrived at the neighbour’s house saying “can you call an ambulance I have stabbed him?”.
Her husband refused to co-operate with the police, not giving a statement or supporting the prosecution and even being seen smoking a cigarette outside the ambulance which had arrived.
And he even accompanied her to court for her sentencing hearing.
Handing Pearson an 18-month jail term, suspended for two years, Judge Nirmal Shant QC said: “It is quite plain you have both been drinking and as a consequence of the conflict between you something quite unpleasant happened.
“You went into the kitchen, armed yourself with a knife and stabbed him twice.
“Once to the buttock and once to the leg.”
Philip Plant, prosecuting, said the incident took place in Colin Street, on the evening of July 31, last year.
He sad the neighbour saw person and her husband walking down the street and made the comment about them “clearly having had a good time”.
Mr Plant said: “At 9pm she heard him shout ‘if you do that again I’m going to knock your ******* head off’.
“Within seconds there was a knock at the door and when she answered it was the defendant who said ‘I am sorry to bring this to your door, but can you call an ambulance I have stabbed him’.
“The neighbour went to the address where the husband said to her ‘you haven’t rang the police have you?’.”
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Mr Plant said an ambulance arrived and it was discovered the husband had suffered a stab wound to the buttock and a second one to his leg.
He said Pearson, currently of Preston Avenue, Alfreton, admitted what she had done in interview saying “I have stabbed him, I am not going to deny it.”
Mr Plant said Pearson said her husband was shouting at her and calling her names and she “snapped” and went for the knife.
She pleaded guilty to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.
Lauren Fisher, mitigating, said her client works as a carer for older people who suffer with dementia and that she had been suspended pending the outcome of the court hearing.
She said: “It was a momentary loss of control which she immediately regretted.
“When she was arrested, she was very upset saying ‘I can’t believe it, I am an idiot’ and an officer at the scene described the victim standing at the back of the ambulance smoking a cigarette.”
As part of the suspended sentence Pearson was handed a nine-month exclusion order, forbidding her from going to the home she shared with her husband.