A man who repeatedly fired a stun gun at his new wife as she stood making a birthday cake has been jailed for 18 months.
Slawomir Buczynski flew into a rage after suddenly mentioning a former friend of Katarzyna Kowal.
The 37-year-old cornered his wife as a scared young boy, who was also in the flat in Aberdeen, hid in a bedroom.
Buczynski discharged the weapon up to seven times causing Ms Kowal to slump to the ground.
She was also kicked as she lay stricken on the floor.
Police were alerted after neighbours could hear the victim’s loud screams.
On Tuesday, Buczynski was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow by judge Lady Stacey.
The former Deliveroo driver pled guilty last December to assaulting his wife to her injury, possession of a prohibited weapon as well as threatening and abusive behaviour on April 6 2020.
The couple lived together 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 said: “A boy was present and saw him push Katarzyna.
“He then retreated to a bedroom and remained there until police arrived.
“Buczynski assaulted Katarzyna with the stun gun by pressing it against her body and discharging it repeatedly.
“She felt pain on her back, arms and legs.”
She yelled for help and tried to escape. However, Ms Kowal ended up on the floor after Buczynski fired the weapon again and also kicked her.
When police arrived, Ms Kowal 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.
Ms Kowal suffered bruising and marks to her back, arms and leg following the attack.
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