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Teen bites girlfriend for hours because she refused to give him a cigarette

By Mason White 1:27 PM October 21, 2016
Kelsie Skillen 

By: Chan Yuan
A teen was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly beating and biting his girlfriend because she refused to give him a cigarette, according to police in Scotland.

Now, 19-year-old James McCourt of Glasgow, has been sentenced to serve 21 months in prison after being convicted of assault in connection with the beating of 18-year-old Kelsie Skillen.

He was also sentenced to probation for 8 months following his release.

According to the police investigation, McCourt hid his girlfriend’s phone and took away her keys after she refused to give him a cigarette.

He then assaulted her for four hours, during which she went in and out of consciousness. Skillen was repeatedly struck in the head and bitten.

When McCourt left her alone for a minute, Skillen escaped and called her mother who called the police.