Thug Who Threw Woman Out Of Window Loses His Appeal Against His Sentence

A crazed thug who pushed his ex from a third-floor window before attacking two police officers with a knife had his 24-year sentence backed by top judges.

Marlon Brant Bills, aged 45, of Himley Road, Dudley, lured his ex-girlfriend, Lisa Turner, to his flat despite being subject to a restraining order, London’s Appeal Court heard. Once she was inside, he cornered her in the bathroom and terrorised her with a knife, threatening to kill and rape her.

Ms Turner tried to defend herself but was overpowered by Bills, who pushed her through the bathroom window. She managed to grab hold of the sill with one arm but Bills ‘deliberately peeled his terrified victim’s fingers off the window sill’.

Ms Turner tumbled three floors onto the concrete below, suffering serious back injuries. When police arrived Bills attacked them with a knife, carrying on his frenzied assault even after being tasered.

He simply pulled the taser wires from his chest and continued swinging his knife, bellowing ‘yeah, Taser me’, the court heard. 

Bills’ case reached the Appeal Court as he challenged his prison term, claiming it was far too tough.

He was originally convicted of wounding and two counts of attempted wounding. After being condemned as a dangerous offender, Bills was also ordered to serve an extra five years on licence following his release. 

Mrs Justice Chema-Grubb, sitting with Lady Justice Rafferty and Judge Jeffrey Pegden QC, said she could find ‘no error in the judge’s approach to the sentence’. “The total sentence, although severe, was just and proportionate in respect of this very grave offending. In these circumstances the appeal must be dismissed,” she concluded.


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