Woman 'rammed stiletto heel into boyfriend's eye'
Published 03/08/2010 | 05:00
A woman rammed her stiletto heel through her boyfriend's eye and into his brain during an argument in a taxi, a jury was told yesterday.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Staci Hargreaves (33) was in the back of a cab in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, when she kicked Gavin Taylor (28) after he turned around in the front seat.
David McGonigal, prosecuting, said Hargreaves was wearing three-inch stiletto heels, one of which caused her boyfriend serious injuries.
"The heel of one shoe went through the left eye of Mr Taylor and fractured the socket and entered his brain and caused a blood vessel to burst."
Mr McGonigal said Mr Taylor began coughing up blood and slumped into unconsciousness. He was taken to hospital where his condition initially deteriorated before he eventually made a "surprising" recovery, the jury heard. The prosecutor said Hargreaves told police she could not recall the incident but told officers she may have kicked out and unintentionally caused the injuries.
Hargreaves, of Stalybridge, Manchester, denies causing grievous bodily harm with intent and an alternative charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm. The case continues.