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'Shameful' Businessman assaulted wife and grabbed her by the throat due to 'male jealousy'

Perepelicinii had caught his wife by the throat and hair and pushed her back onto the bed during a heated argument, she had said.

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Ghenadie Perepelicinii

Ghenadie Perepelicinii

Ghenadie Perepelicinii

“MALE jealousy” was behind a businessman’s assault on his wife, who he grabbed by the throat during a row at their Dublin home.

Ghenadie Perepelicinii (42) was standing over his wife who was lying on their bed in a distressed state when gardaí arrived at the house following a 999 call.

He was put on a one-year peace bond at Blanchardstown District Court after making a €300 donation to the Women’s Aid charity.

Perepelicinii, of Oak Rise, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his wife at that address.

Garda Brendan O’Brien told Judge David McHugh he responded to a call to the accused’s home on the morning of October 29, 2019.

The accused and his wife were in an upstairs bedroom; Perepelicinii was standing over her and she was lying on the bed in a very distressed state, the garda said.

Perepelicinii had caught his wife by the throat and hair and pushed her back onto the bed during a heated argument, she had said.

She later withdrew her complaint but the prosecution proceeded. Perepelicinii had no previous convictions.

On the day, there was a discussion in relation to marital difficulties, the accused’s solicitor Matthew Kenny said.

His client had taken an “unreasonable view” in relation to male jealousy and admiration his wife had got from another person.

The assault was a “shameful” act carried out in the heat of the moment, he said.

Perepelicinii travelled around Europe for his job, arranging the importation of supermarket products.

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He and his wife were happily married and still together.

She had moved with the children to Spain and the accused was going to join them there.

There had been no suggestion of any ongoing coercion or violence.

Judge McHugh placed the accused on a bond to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for 12 months.

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