11:49am Monday 25th November 2013
A mother who stabbed another woman in the back after she demanded the return of her son has been jailed for 15 months.
Stevie Jo Parkes, aged 20, had denied unlawfully wounding Rebecca Louise Davies but was convicted unanimously after a three day trial at Swansea crown court.
At her sentencing hearing on Friday Judge Huw Davies said he noted she still did not accept responsibility.
The jury had heard that the attack had taken place on Mothers' Day 2012 in Hakin.
Miss Davies had allowed her former partner, Tace Davies, to take their son out but warned him not to take the child anywhere near Parkes, Tace Davies’ half sister.
But he took him to Parkes' flat at John Lewis Street and when Miss Davies found out she went to the flat to get her son back.
Tace Davies appeared at the door of the flat, and alongside him was Parkes holding a bread knife.
Miss Davies turned her back and walked away to protect herself but then felt a sharp pain to her back.
Parkes had slashed her with the knife. She was taken to Withybush hospital for treatment and Parkes was arrested.
Parkes told the jury that Miss Davies disliked her and had invented the complaint, possibly injuring herself just to get Parkes into trouble.
Carina Hughes, the barrister representing Parkes, said Miss Davies had since left the area and there had been no further trouble between the women since.
Judge Davies said Parkes continued to deny “her clear guilt.”
“It was an entirely unnecessary act of aggression,” he added.
Judge Davies said while on bail awaiting her trial Parkes had been convicted of a public order offence and one of common assault.
Parkes was jailed for 15 months.
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