Violent domestic abuser suffocated two women until they passed out
A domestic abuser suffocated two different girlfriends in a sickening campaign of violence and abuse.
Robert Wilson – who was initially facing an attempted murder charge – engulfed fierce anger over matters as trivial as crumbs on the couch and food left uncovered on a counter, Aberdeen said Sheriff Court.
On separate occasions and with separate partners, he grabbed them by the throat and squeezed them until they passed out.
After one of his victims turned around, the 25-year-old quipped, “This is what happens when you fuck me.”
Tax MP Christy Ward told Aberdeen Sheriff Court Wilson her first victim had been in a relationship for three and a half years, ending in early August 2018.
The court heard that the relationship had been good initially, but Wilson’s behavior “deteriorated” in 2017, as he “became increasingly dependent on illicit substances.”
Ms Ward said Wilson would “fly off the handle”, corner the woman, grab her clothes and push and pull her.
On January 1, 2018, he pushed her down the stairs after noticing her trying to leave the apartment to go to her mother’s house.
In July 2018, she accidentally turned off the washing machine, which “angered” Wilson.
Wilson smoked a cigarette while his partner searched for air
Ms Ward said: “He took her cell phone and told her to come into the bedroom because he was sick of seeing her.”
When she said no, he grabbed her shoulders and dragged her into the bedroom and pushed her onto the bed as the woman begged for her phone.
Wilson “grabbed her by the throat and pushed her back onto the bed, squeezing her throat until she couldn’t breathe.”
Ms Ward added: “The complainant started to panic and waved her arms, trying to get rid of the accused until she passed out.”
Wilson let go and she was “out of breath” – at which point Wilson rolled over and smoked a cigarette.
Woman’s ear canal is filled with blood
In April 2020, Wilson began a relationship with his second victim.
In May or June of that year, Wilson got angry about having to wait for the woman because she was late for work.
He grabbed her by the jacket, tearing it apart, and yelled at her to hurry before pulling her out the front door. He then urged the woman, who burst into tears, to work in silence.
On August 1, in another argument, Wilson told her partner not to “answer” and pushed her back down the stairs.
On September 10, he punched her in the body while she was wearing work boots and slapped her ear so hard that she filled with blood and she had to go to the hospital.
Victim suffocated after leaving food on the counter
In the early hours of January 13, 2021, Wilson woke his partner and said in an annoyed tone, “Go get up and come see this for a minute.”
Ms Ward said: “She followed him to the kitchen and he pointed to the food she had prepared the day before.
“The accused said ‘what is this, why would you leave it uncovered on the countertop?'”
Wilson’s partner asked her why he had woken her up for this and started to go back to bed, but he yelled at her not to move away from him.
He then approached her and grabbed her by the neck and squeezed her “tight”.
Ms Ward said: “The complainant could not speak and had difficulty breathing.
“She passed out and the next thing she remembered was lying on her back on the kitchen floor.”
‘Look what you did’
Wilson yelled at the woman to “get up”.
He grabbed her hair and pushed her into the hallway where he grabbed her pajama top and ripped it from her body.
Wilson then tapped his shoulder and kicked him in the ribs.
She was crying and feeling sick, but managed to make her way to the bedroom as the police knocked on the door.
Wilson opened the door, told them he had to put on a t-shirt, and in doing so said to his partner, “Look what you’ve done. “
The woman spoke to the officers and told them that they had argued about the dinner. When they left Wilson said, “This is what happens when you fuck me.”
He drilled a hole in the living room door.
The woman later went to the hospital and was found to have soft tissue damage and her arm was slung.
The next day Wilson “got angry because there were crumbs on the couch.” He called her lazy, told her not to speak loudly, otherwise the neighbors would call the police back, and put a hand over her mouth.
Case “about” to appear before the High Court
She withdrew her hand, grabbed her things, and called 999.
Wilson pulled the phone out of his hand and canceled the call, but the woman’s mother came outside and she was able to leave.
She then underwent a medical examination and discovered nine separate injuries, including an abrasion to the neck and injuries consistent with blunt trauma.
Wilson admitted the assault to serious injury and danger of death at an address in Fraserburgh in connection with the first woman.
As for the second wife, he admitted to behaving abusively towards his partner, causing injury and endangering her life, at various addresses in Aberdeenshire.
When Wilson first appeared in court in January of this year, he was charged with assault, life threatening and attempted murder.
Sheriff Graham Buchanan called the case “of great concern”, adding: “We are really dealing with a case which is about the dawn of the High Court.”
He postponed the sentence of Wilson, a prisoner at HMP Grampian, until August for a psychological report and a risk assessment.
Defense officer Iain Jane reserved mitigation until the sentencing hearing.
How to get help with domestic violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence, Grampian Women’s Aid can help, with free, confidential, non-judgmental service. The 24-hour national helpline for domestic violence and forced marriage is available on 0800 027 1234.