A WODONGA man who threw his partner’s dog against a wall before choking the woman could serve up to 18 months in jail for the attack.
Brian Torpy has had a turbulent relationship with his partner, with 26 recorded family violence incidents between the pair since October 2015.
The balding and skinny 27-year-old has been the perpetrator in 21 of those incidents, with various intervention orders between the pair.
Torpy has choked the woman multiple times this month to the point she started convulsing.
The Wodonga Magistrates Court on Thursday heard he had walked into the victim’s bedroom last Tuesday.
He saw her dog, Rocco, sitting on her bed, and threw him into the bedroom wall.
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The dog ran outside and the woman told Torpy to leave, causing him to swear at her.
While he again swore and said “he shouldn’t have been on the bed”, Torpy also apologised, but then attacked the woman.
He grabbed her shirt and began choking her with both hands.
She fell to the ground and started convulsing, leading him to say “I’m sorry, I’m sorry”.
He picked her up but she fell down to the ground and the 27-year-old sat on top of her and held up his fist.
“I just want to splatter your face all over the floor,” Torpy said.
He got up, pushed her into the kitchen and began hitting her in the eyes and cheeks with a tea towel.
He squeezed her breast and punched her vagina, causing injuries, before punching her in the head and again choking her, and again blaming the victim.
While the court heard the violence went "both ways" in the relationship, magistrate Ian Watkins said that couldn't be an excuse.
"This incident is what I think would be regarded as top end family violence," he said.
He said the strangulation was particularly dangerous and of great concern.
Mr Watkins indicated a potential minimum jail term of 12 months, with an 18 month maximum, with a decision to be made on May 6.
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