Victim felt like a prisoner
A PARANOID boyfriend brandished a knife towards his partner after telling her ‘if I can’t have you then no one can have you,’ a court heard.
Adam Wood, 29, who told the woman he served as a marine and had ‘killed hundreds of people, including a child,’ leaving her feeling ‘like a prisoner’ in her own home.
He has now been jailed for two years. Manchester Crown Court heard Wood met the woman in June at Salford Precinct.
After Wood asked her for a cigarette, they started to chat and exchanged numbers.
They met up and he later moved into her home in Little Hulton, where she lived with her young son.
The relationship was initially good, but the woman claimed Wood started to display ‘weird behaviour.’
He began telling her that he loved her, despite only meeting days earlier.
Wood, from Salford, also persuaded the woman’s son to call him ‘Dad.’
At one point, Wood told her he had previously been a ‘marine’ and that he had ‘killed hundreds of people including a child during his service,’ the court heard.
The woman said he ‘really got in my head,’ and said she was ‘sh ****** it.’
She thought about asking Wood to leave her home.
But she was too scared to do so, prosecutor Geoff Whelan said.
Things escalated in July when Wood returned to her home and brandished a knife towards her in the kitchen, saying ‘if I can’t have you then nobody can have you.’
She believed that ‘he might kill her at any moment,’ Mr Whelan said.
Wood later pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill in relation to this incident. On another occasion, the woman saw a male friend, who she kissed on the cheek.
“Why the f*** are you kissing him?,” Wood asked her.
When she spoke to another male friend he ‘glared at her,’ which Mr Whelan said Wood did to ‘make it clear he was upset with her.’ Wood told her she was behaving like a ‘f ****** s**g,’ after which she told him to leave.
She called 999 and left the house with the handset on.
Wood was later arrested there. Defending, Nick Clarke said that Wood has a history of untreated mental health issues.
Wood met the victim at Salford Precinct