A “controlling” abuser who choked a woman until she lost consciousness is bidding to have his jail sentence cut.
Daniel Mudie subjected two women to brutal attacks – beating one of them in such a way her friends and family would not be able to see her bruises.
He repeatedly spat on a second victim when she was pregnant and pushed her over, causing her to fall on her stomach.
Mudie was locked up for four and a half years but the Tele can reveal he is trying to have his prison sentence reduced.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard the 35-year-old regularly attacked one of his victims during their five-year relationship.
Fiscal depute John Adams said: “He became controlling and started assaulting her as well as remarking negatively on her appearance.
“He was frequently violent towards her.”
Mr Adams said Mudie attempted to strangle the woman, causing her to pass out, punched her, pushed her down stairs and told her “look what you made me do” and “if you never opened your gob this would never have happened”.
The fiscal added: “Police were contacted many times but she never proceeded with a complaint against him.
“However, when contacted in 2016 as part of an investigation into him she gave a statement.
“The second woman began a relationship with him in March 2010 and he would often threaten to commit suicide, was very controlling and tried to isolate her from friends or family.”
Mudie, of Foundry Lane, pled guilty to charges of assault to injury, committed between January 2004 and March 2009, of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner between October 2010 and October 2012, and another charge of assault between June 2010 and March 2011.
Solicitor John Boyle said Mudie had previously undiagnosed mental health problems and drug and alcohol problems were a factor in his behaviour.
Sheriff Alastair Brown said Mudie had subjected his victims to “ongoing emotional and physical abuse and in both cases you isolated them, made demeaning remarks causing loss of confidence”.
He added: “Neither society nor this court will tolerate domestic abuse.”
Mudie will challenge his sentence at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh on October 2.