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Brendon Howe, 35, has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and other charges against his heavily pregnant wife, showing genuine remorse during the court proceedings. The judge condemned Howe’s use of offensive and demeaning language, which left his wife living in fear for years. Emphasizing the severe impact of intimate partner violence on victims, the judge sentenced Howe to seven months in jail, suspended with conditions. The sentence includes a good behavior order, community service hours, and acknowledges the stress and trauma experienced by the victim. Despite his remorse, the judge stressed that Howe’s violent actions were a deliberate choice.


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Article Title: Canberra builder Brendan Howe avoids jail for repeatedly assaulting ex-wife, including while she was eight months pregnant
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