A man spat twice at his mother and strangled her because he was “just p****d off at the way she was treating me”.
Dean Inglis, 34, was already barred from visiting his mother’s home by a restraining order, which he breached by going to see her at 1.50pm on Thursday.
Despite the prohibition, Inglis “let himself in the back door” and asked his sister if she was in, Hull Magistrates’ Court heard.
Martin Howarth, prosecuting, said his sister “noticed he had a bottle of Jack Daniels”, and soon Inglis was “becoming nasty and insulting”.
“She tried to get him away from her mother; he refused to move,” Mr Howarth said. “He spat twice at his mother’s face.”
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Mother and daughter then both tried to get away from Inglis. But in a statement, his sister said the errant son “placed his hands around his mother’s neck”. He “strangled” his mother, the court heard.
Police were called and Inglis told an officer: “Alright, lad. I’ve got to be honest with you. I’ll hold my hands up.”
‘I have been nasty to her’
He made “full admissions” in interview and said: “I was just p****d off at the way she was treating me. But then again, I have been nasty to her.”
Inglis, of Bathurst Street, west Hull, admitted breaching a restraining order, assault by beating and possession of cannabis.
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Mike Farr, mitigating, said: “He’s in some difficulties, I think he acknowledges that.
“As far as the mitigation is concerned, I suppose the main point to emphasise is in the interview at the police station he admitted the behaviour in full and was apologetic.
“He has ongoing mental health issues and that underpins the offending. He used to live with his mother until a few years ago, and because of these mental health issues his mother and sister found it very difficult to cope with him so he went to live independently.
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“He instructs me he doesn’t have any close friends or community ties so keeps going back to his family for support. It seems he’s outstayed his welcome on the day in question.
“He had consumed alcohol to excess and that is against a background of him not taking prescribed medication, and that’s had an adverse effect on him.
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“There was no formal complaint by his mother but his sister made a statement.”
Jane Pearson-Moore, Chairman of the Bench, said they were “serious offences” and jailed Inglis for 16 weeks.
“Ok, thank you, your honour,” he said as he was handcuffed and led to the cells. Inglis must pay a £115 victim surcharge on his release from prison.
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