Thug who shattered girlfriend's leg by stamping on it fails to have his sentence cut
6:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
A THUG who shattered his girlfriend’s leg by stamping on it, stabbed her and ripped out her hair extensions has failed in his bid to have his sentence reduced.
Samuel Michael Miller, aged 34, of Kimberley Road, Astley Bridge, was jailed last year for a savage attack on his partner.
The attack started with a street assault, where he yanked out her hair extensions.
In April 2012 a fracas started and the victim ended up with a stab wound in the left rib.
A few weeks later, Miller, who under the influence of drugs, left his victim with devastating fractures after “deliberately stamping on her leg”, said Mr Justice Blake.
Miller, who pleaded guilty to harassment, common assault, unlawful wounding and criminal damage appealed his sentence at London’s Appeal Court yesterday. His legal team claimed the six year jail term was too long.
But Mr Justice Blake, sitting with Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Jay, said Miller had a lengthy criminal record dating back to the age of 17.
He had subjected his partner to a "terrible catalogue of violence" and the appeal judge said: “The total sentence was not wrong in principle or manifestly excessive.”