Tragic, a woman named Gemma Robinson, 34, was left with a fractured eye socket and cuts and bruises to her head, face, arms, neck, and chest after an ex-boyfriend named Joseph Falconer, 33, grabbed her around the throat, repeatedly punched her in the face and spat on her.
The fitness instructor, from Dartford, Kent, was found hanged at her home and died in July last year.
Falconer was jailed for three years and four months on February 4, 2021, but is likely to be freed in as little as six months due to time spent on remand.
Gemma’s devastated family has chosen to release the images as they ask for public support in their campaign to appeal his sentence.
As quoted from Metro.co.uk, Falconer was handed a restraining order after being convicted for battery and criminal damage following an assault on Gemma in December 2018.
He contacted his ex-girlfriend three months later to apologize while threatening to harm himself and claim he was suffering from PTSD.
Taking pity on him, Gemma let him stay on her sofa – but his behavior became increasingly controlling and he started to question her about where she was going and who she was going to see – similar behavior to when they were in a relationship.
She thought that she would die as Falconer dragged her into the bathroom and pushed her into the shower cubicle after she returned home from a night out on November 21, 2019.
Grabbing her under her jawline, he made it difficult for her to breathe as he swore at her and accused her of having sex with another man. The former Crossrail electrical supervisor also smashed up Gemma’s TV and stole £500 to spend on online gambling during his stay.
Falconer, who had six previous convictions for eight offenses, denied inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and was to stand trial in September last year.
A month after Gemma’s death he pleaded guilty to the less serious offense of inflicting grievous bodily harm and one of criminal damage.