Female prison security guard from East Yorkshire in the UK, was seen grinning as she’s sent to prison for 20-year campaign of domestic abuse
Abusive wife who showed no remorse for even as she was found guilty of assaulting, taunting, threatening and serially humiliating her husband for two decades
Sheree Spencer, 45, was sentenced to four years in prison for called Richard Spencer a ‘p****’ every day while beating him and forced him to clean up her own faeces
Mom-of-three Sheree Spencer, punched, kicked, slapped and bit her husband Richard during persistent ‘nasty’ attacks that left him in fear and feeling trapped
‘the worst case of controlling and coercive behavior I have seen’ – Judge at sentencing
Ironically, Sheree Spencer had been working on a project connected with the impact of custodial sentences on families and she had ‘an excellent record’, the court heard.
Spencer who was also given an indefinite restraining order against her victim, was still smiling as she left the dock for her jail cells
An abusive wife who assaulted, taunted, threatened and humiliated her husband for 20 years grinned as she was sentenced to four years in prison.
Mum-of-three Sheree Spencer, 45, punched, kicked, slapped and bit her husband Richard during persistent ‘nasty’ attacks that left him in fear and feeling trapped.
She called him a ‘p****’ every day while beating him and forced him to clean up her own feces.
The prison security guard from East Yorkshire in the UK, was sentenced at Hull Crown Court after leaving her husband Richard Spencer with a permanently disfigured ear and damaging his laptops, phones and clothes.
Judge Kate Rayfield told her that the abuse of Richard Spencer was ‘the worst case of controlling and coercive behavior I have seen’.
As well as a prison term, Sheree Spencer was given an indefinite restraining order against her victim.
But she was still seen smiling as she left the dock to be taken down to the cells.
The defendant admitted coercive and controlling behavior between January 2016 and June 2021 and three offenses of assaulting her husband, causing actual bodily harm, between January and April 2020.
The prosecutor Michele Stuart-Lofthouse, said that the couple had been together since 2000 and lived in Bubwith, near Selby, at the time with their three young children.
Spencer’s violent behavior towards her husband came to light after police were alerted due to concerns.
The relentless wife even after her arrest, continued to ‘exert control’ over Richard during Family Court hearings, claiming she was the victim.
While sharing his story, Spencer said: ‘I have had to seek help from my GP on several occasions.’
Videos shown to the court revealed ‘persistent, nasty physical and emotional abuse’ on a frequent basis, sometimes several times in a day.
Richard Spencer ‘cowered sometimes on his hands and knees on the floor’ as he was threatened and assaulted.
His wife showed ‘utter contempt for him’ and sometimes ‘whispered in his face in the most sinister way’, the court heard.
She was also said to shout orders at him after drinking three bottles of wine a day.
Defense lawyer Richard Pratt said that there was ‘little if anything’ that could be said in mitigation.
Pratt said: ‘It’s a shocking, distressing case. Alcohol played the most significant part in what happened.’
During her job with the Ministry of Justice, Sheree Spencer had been working on a project connected with the impact of custodial sentences on families.
Ironically, she had an “excellent work record” but had a previous conviction for affray.
Judge Kate Rayfield said that Spencer had a “short temper” and was controlling and coercive to her “vulnerable” husband, who was the victim of her outbursts for many years. Two hours of recorded incidents had been compiled and it could not be “overstated how shocking” it was.
The footage revealed “persistent, nasty physical and emotional abuse” on a frequent basis, sometimes several times in a day. Spencer threatened and assaulted her husband and he “cowered sometimes on his hands and knees on the floor”.
Still, Spencer continued to assault him by spitting, punching him, grabbing his hair, ragging him around, slapping him, kicking and biting him as well as threatening to take his head off, rip his heart out and break his teeth.