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Man stabs lover 17-times in front of baby after she refused sex

Antonio Neto (Pic: Manchester Police)
Antonio Neto (Pic: Manchester Police)

A brute has been jailed for 12-years after he viciously stabbed and slashed his partner in front of her child after she refused him sex.

46-year-old Antonio Neto locked the injured woman inside her house in Manchester after the ‘frenzied attack’.

The 27-year-old woman had invited Neto to her home which she shared with three children, to have dinner and help to decorate the Christmas tree.

He requested sex from the woman, who rejected his advances.

He then turned violent and got a knife, telling the victim: “Move the baby because I’m going to do something bad”, he then stabbed her 17 times.

The baby, who was lying in a nearby cot, was found with his face splashed with blood from the vicious attack.

During the horrific ordeal Neto bit the woman’s face and body and stabbed her, telling her: ‘You brought all this on yourself’.’

The woman managed to call 999, but her vile attacker put the phone down and locked her into her home.

Police traced the call and broke through the door, finding her naked and bleeding heavily on the stars with her and Neto’s other children aged three and four, by her side.

The court heard that she was lucky to survive the attack, suffering a perforated bowel and a collapsed lung which meant she spent more than a month in hospital.

Neto was originally charged with attempted murder, but prosecutors accepted a guilty plea to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The court was told that Neto avoided jail in 2002 when he attacked a former partner as she held their child because she too refused him sex.