A man has had his sentence cut for shooting a woman in the vagina when a sex game went wrong.
David Jeffers, 48, had a drink and drug-fuelled sex session with a woman at the Britannia Hotel in Offerton, Stockport.
But the antique shotgun went off while it was inside her so he ran away, catching a train to Leeds and cutting off his dreadlocks to change his appearance. He messaged her before they met, referring to ‘dat ting you want up ya’.
They also discussed her fantasy of having a loaded gun placed in her vagina, the judge said as he cut his sentence from 10 years to eight and a half. Mr Justice Morris ruled that he had been hard done by and didn’t have the gun to commit a crime and that the woman was up for the ‘dangerous act’.
The incident caused ‘catastrophic’ and ‘life-changing’ internal injuries, which had had a ‘devastating’ impact on the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons. Cutting the sentence, the judge continued: ‘On any view, his conduct here was extremely reckless and, by his plea, he accepted that it was his intention to endanger life.