Doncaster man 'tried to strangle mum and told her he hopes she got raped', court hears

A Doncaster drug addict who tried to strangle his mother while demanding money said he hoped she got raped and told her: ‘See how easy it is to kill you?’.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:19 am

Sheffield Crown Court heard how James Corry climbed up to the balcony of his mum's first floor flat in Cardigan Road, Intake, and got in through a window, on the night of September 30, before launghing his attack.

Prosecutor Michael Tooley said: “He started strangling her with his hands around her throat.

"She repeatedly told him she had no money and the defendant called her a liar.

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Cardigan Road, Doncaster

“He said: "I hope you get raped. It should be you in a box - not dad. See how easy it is to kill you? I can pop your Adam's Apple just like that.""

Mr Tooley said the pressure on her throat almost made his mother lose consciousness.

He added: “He grabbed her and pulled her around the room. He punched her a number of times around the head and body. She was left with bumps everywhere and bruised eyes."

At one point he tried to pull a tooth out of her head, the court heard.

Mr Tooley said: “After further insults he left the flat."

He added that Corry has previous convictions, including common assault, battery, robbery and false imprisonment. He was on a suspended sentence order, for a previous assault on his mum, at the time of the offence.

Edward Moss, mitigating, said Corry's background is "very sad," as both his parents were drug addicts.

He said Corry was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2017, but had only recently received medication for it.

Mr Moss added: “He is much, much calmer and views life in a different light. His drug addiction is under control."

Corry, aged 23, of Nelson Avenue, Edlington, was convicted of common assault when he appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court, on November 15.

Judge Rachael Harrison told him: "You deliberately targeted a vulnerable woman."

He was jailed for a total of 13 months at Sheffield Crown Court, on Friday. A five year restraining order was also imposed, banning him from contacting his mother.