A convicted killer who tried to murder his partner has been jailed for at least four years and six months.
Jamie Cameron attacked Klaudia Basinka on October 20 2019 at two different addresses in Largs, Ayrshire.
Jurors heard claims the 26-year-old may have earlier cheated on Ms Basinka.
The 23-year-old victim ended up with her ear almost severed, badly bruised and also needing plastic surgery for an injury near her left eye.
Cameron returned to the High Court in Glasgow having earlier been found guilty of attempted murder.
The thug had previously been jailed for five years in 2014 for culpable homicide after killing a former councillor in Largs.
Ms Basinka gave evidence from behind screens during the trial in November.
Jurors heard she told police of being “scared” at one stage and had wanted to leave before “he done something else”.
The couple ended up at another property in Largs.
In a statement, Ms Basinka said: “I opened the bathroom window and started climbing out.
“I wanted to leave. Jamie was in the hall, so I could not get into the kitchen.
“I saw Jamie coming into the bathroom as I was climbing out.
“I ran down to the police station, chapped the doors, but no one was there.”
Cameron also gave evidence during the trial.
Asked by prosecutor Graeme Jessop to explain Ms Basinka’s injuries, he said: “It was by accident. Why would I want to cut her?
“My intention was to kill myself and she was getting in the way.”
However Mr Jessop said Cameron had been “angry” and assaulted Ms Basinka.
On Monday, the court was told Cameron was deemed “high risk” of reoffending.
Tony Lenehan, defending, told the court that stress had led Cameron to his offending.
The judge said: “The period of imprisonment is for an indefinite period.
“You will not be eligible for parole when the punishment period is elapsed.
“It doesn’t follow that you will be released as it is up to the parole board.
“They will test, for the protection of the public, whether you should no longer be held in prison. This date is in your hands.”
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