ABUSER STAYS BEHINDS BARS
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.