ABUSER STAYS BE­HINDS BARS

Herald Sun - - NEWS -

A JEAL­OUS boyfriend who tor­tured his ex-part­ner for hours by burn­ing her with a heated gar­den trowel and knife has failed in his bid to have his sen­tence cut.

Mitchel Wayne El­lis, 39, was sen­tenced to 6½ years’ jail by a Queens­land court last year for the four-hour at­tack on his girl­friend the day af­ter they broke up in Septem­ber 2016.

The court heard El­lis went to her Cairns home and used heated im­ple­ments to burn her flesh, leav­ing scar­ring.

He also beat her, ripped out an ear­ring and rubbed chilli into her wounds.

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