Wembley man who stabbed ex-partner leaving her paralysed is jailed for 15 years
PUBLISHED: 11:22 03 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:22 03 March 2014
A Wembley man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and repeatedly stabbed her in a frenzied attack which left her paralysed has been jailed for 15 years.
Donovan Jerome Golding, of Atlip Road, attacked Nicolita Ghete with a kitchen knife after he forced his way into her home in Harrow in July last year.
Harrow Crown Court heard the 36-year-old knifed Ms Ghete’s hands, torso and neck with her most serious injuries being the ones to the back.
She would have died but for prompt action initially by the police and paramedics who were called to her home.
However she is now paralysed from the chest down.
Golding had claimed he had acted in self-defence but he was found guilty of her attempted murder in January.
Sentencing him, the judge said: “In July last year she made her intention to end it clear... The next morning you went to the flat and an argument ensued between the two of you... You went at her with a kitchen knife and there must have been a frenzied attack.
“You stabbed her seven or eight times in the chest and several times in the back and there was clear evidence of strangulation...
“She had stopped breathing and was close to death and her life was saved by the actions of police officers.”
Sergeant Ruby Kadiri from Harrow Police, who led the investigation, said after his conviction: “I am pleased with the verdict but my first thought is for the victim in this case who now faces a life with a disability caused by a violent ex-partner who could not accept that his controlling relationship was over.
“I am happy for Nicolita that Golding has been found guilty and I would encourage anybody suffering from domestic violence to have confidence in police and come forward to report it.”