Wife whose husband, 29, slit her throat with a knife during drunken row about his son FORGIVES him

A wife whose husband slit her throat with a kitchen knife during a drunken row about his son has forgiven him and wants him to return home. 

Johnathan Thompson, 29, from Rochdale, ran a kitchen knife across the neck of his spouse Hayley and also choked her until she passed out after they rowed about contact arrangements for his young son, who is from a previous relationship. 

Afterwards, as blood poured from his wife’s throat, barman Thompson – who had been drinking for 12 hours beforehand – shouted ‘what have I done? I am a monster’ and then sank to his knees in tears. 

Following the attack, in February of this year, he then turned the knife on himself as police were called to the scene. He has now been jailed for 22 months for the attack. 

But his wife, who he married in 2018, continues to support him and said she relies on him financially and emotionally and wants him to return home because his absence has caused her stress.

Hayley Thompson, whose husband Johnathan, 29, from Rochdale, slit her throat with a kitchen knife during a drunken row about his son said she forgives him as he was jailed for nearly two years

The photo taken of Thompson after his arrest

Hayley Thompson, whose husband Johnathan, 29, from Rochdale, slit her throat with a kitchen knife during a drunken row about his son has forgiven him and wants him to return home

Her husband’s lawyer said she suffers from depression and anxiety, and has been impacted by his inability to support her. 

She visited him in prison regularly before restrictions were imposed because of coronavirus.

After the attack, in February – less than two years after their wedding – Mrs Thompson, a sales worker, was treated in his hospital and her wound was sealed up with steristrips and glue.

Doctors said she will have a faint scar for life. Her husband was also treated for self-inflicted wounds to his head.

At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Thompson, who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm, pleaded for a suspended prison sentence after his wife vowed to stand by him. 

He also argued he had mental health issues.

Thompson ran a kitchen knife across the neck of his spouse Hayley and also choked her until she passed out after they rowed about contact arrangements for his young son, who is from a previous relationship. Pictured: The couple on their wedding day, in 2018

Thompson ran a kitchen knife across the neck of his spouse Hayley and also choked her until she passed out after they rowed about contact arrangements for his young son, who is from a previous relationship. Pictured: The couple on their wedding day, in 2018

But sentencing Thompson to 22 months imprisonment, Judge Mark Savill said: ‘Anyone who behaves in this way towards their wife in their own home can expect to go to prison. 

‘This is the shortest sentence I can pass on you – were it not for your mitigation the sentence would have been considerably longer.’

He added: ‘I agree with the probation service who say you present a high risk to others particularly those with whom you have had relationships.

‘We live in a country where people are allowed to drink to excess if they choose to do so but you have an unstable personality disorder and know that drinking to ‘self-medicate’ is a risky thing to do.

‘This was a terrifying incident carried out against your wife in her own

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Bushwick Row House With Glam Interior, Mantels Asks $1.489 Million

The straightforward Neo-Grec exterior of this Bushwick row house hides a rather exuberant interior. The 20-foot-wide house at 930 Bushwick Avenue is one of seven built in 1882.

Real Estate records show that all of the two-story houses in the row constructed by owner and builder Thomas Donahue were designed by architect M.J. Morrill, whose work can also be found in Park Slope and Bed Stuy. No. 930 lost its stoop sometime before the circa 1940 tax photo but otherwise shares decorative details with its neighbors, including brownstone bands and lintels and identical cornices.

It’s set up as a two-family with a one-bedroom garden apartment and an owner’s duplex above. The photographs in the listing are all of the duplex and show a bold interior with a layering of details from various eras. The parlor level has dark wood floors, white painted trim and Colonial Revival columned mantels in the front parlor and dining room. The parlor also sports a statement wall of red flocked wallpaper, what is likely an original Neo-Grec plaster medallion and more recent ornament on the ceiling, and built-in bookcases on either side of pocket doors that have moldings with corner blocks.


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The kitchen is more industrial in vibe than the glam of the other rooms with metal cabinets and shelving.

Upstairs there’s plenty of unpainted woodwork on display, including in the passthrough with built-ins between the two largest bedrooms. Those bedrooms also have mantels and at least one of them has the same rustic tile work as those downstairs. The mantels and tile throughout appear to be later replacements, possibly added in the early 20th century when the stoop was removed, or more recently.

There’s also a third bedroom with a closet that might work best for an office or storage. The single bath in the owner’s duplex is sleek with marble walls and floors, a soaking tub and white fixtures.

As noted, there aren’t any images of the garden rental in the listing but it’s got a living room at front, bedroom at rear and kitchen in between.

The rear garden is accessible from both units and has concrete paving and planting beds around the sides. Since the row is set back from the sidewalk there’s also a bit of front garden, also paved but with a tree and plenty of room for planters.

The property last sold for $345,000 in 2004. It’s now on the market for $1.489 million with Allison Dubuisson, John Gomes and Fredrik Eklund of Douglas Elliman. What do you think?

[Listing: 930 Bushwick Avenue | Broker: Douglas Elliman] GMAP

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