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Man nearly kills girlfriend after she offered him McMuffin while he was on a diet

By Mason White 5:47 PM December 24, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A man in the United Kingdom, attacked his girlfriend after she offered him McDonald’s food while he was on a diet.

26-year-old Lee Barton of Wales, was sentenced to 2 years and 2 months in prison after nearly killing his girlfriend over the food.

The Perth Sheriff Court heard that Barton, flew into a rage and choked Ashley Irvine, until she was unable to breath because she offered him a McMuffin while he was trying to lose weight.

Barton, who also threatened to kill his lover over the fatty food, was banned from having any contact with the woman or even enter the street where her home is located for the next three years.

The incident began around 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, when Irvine asked Barton if he wanted a McDonald’s breakfast. In response, he became violent with her.

Irvine went upstairs to take her money out of a safe so that she can leave with her children. However, Barton came upstairs, took the money and threatened to burn the cash.

The court heard that he placed his lighter close to the money, but it did not catch on fire. He also threw the woman onto the bed and choked her repeatedly.

The woman finally managed to escape and texted a friend to call the police. Barton was found guilty of assault and he was jailed for 26 months.