A man repeatedly fired a stun gun at his new wife as she stood making a birthday cake.
Slawomir Buczynski flew into a rage after suddenly mentioning a former friend of the victim.
The 37-year-old cornered his wife as a scared young boy also in the flat in Aberdeen hid in a bedroom.
Buczynski discharged the weapon up to seven times causing her to slump to the ground.
The victim was also kicked as she lay stricken on the floor.
Police were alerted after neighbours could hear the victim’s loud screams.
Buczynski pled guilty to assaulting his wife to her injury, possession of a prohibited weapon as well as threatening and abusive behaviour on April 6 2020.
The first offender – who worked as a Deliveroo driver – was remanded in custody pending sentencing in the New Year.
The couple lived at a flat in Aberdeen’s Gordon’s Mills Crescent having got married in February 2020.
But, just two months later, Buczynski turned on his wife.
Prosecutor Chris McKenna said the woman was preparing a child’s birthday cake when her husband came in clutching the stun gun.
Mr McKenna told the hearing Buczynski brought up a “historic friendship” his wife had with a male ex-work colleague.
The advocate depute: “A boy was present and saw him push her.
“He then retreated to a bedroom and remained there until police arrived.
“Buczynski assaulted his wife with the stun gun by pressing it against her body and discharging his repeatedly.
“She felt pain on her back, arms and legs.”
She yelled for help and tried to escape. However, she ended up on the floor after Buczynski fired the weapon again and also booted her.
When police arrived, she was described as “clearly upset and crying”.
The boy later told officers he was “happy” Buczynski was taken away as he was frightened he “may have done something worse” to the woman.
Buczynski was said to be “calm and collected” after being arrested and was not under the influence of drink or drugs.
His wife meantime luckily only suffered bruising and marks to her back, arms and leg.
Neil Shand, defending, had asked for Buczynski, who now lives at another address in Gordon’s Mills Crescent, to remain on bail.
But, Lady Stacey told Buczynski: “Not only were you in possession of a weapon, but you used it on your wife and repeatedly kicked her while she was down on the ground.
“In all the circumstances, I am not prepared to grant bail.”
Sentencing was deferred for reports until next month.