She beat her defenceless disabled husband - raining down punches on his head...and even tried to strangled him. Today the estranged wife of former stunt rider Eddie Kidd was jailed for five months for assaulting him. Andy Dickenson reports.
Video. The estranged wife of the former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been sentenced to five months behind bars for assaulting him.
Samantha Kidd admitted the offence against her paralysed husband, just days before she had been due to stand trial. Andy Dickenson reports from Brighton Magistrates' Court.
Samantha Kidd, 44, pleaded guilty to four counts of assault by beating of the 54-year-old wheelchair-bound star days before she was due to face a two-day trial last month.
Brighton Magistrates' Court heard that unemployed Kidd tried to throttle him, slapped him on the the face and chest and kicked him.
Kidd, of High Street, Seaford, dressed in a floral dress, showed no emotion as district judge William Ashworth sentenced her to five months' prison, concurrent on each count, and imposed a restraining order
The estranged East Sussex wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has been jailed for five months after admitting to assaulting him.
Samatha Kidd was sentenced a short time ago at Brighton and Hove Magistrates' Court.
The estranged wife of Eddie Kidd is due to be sentenced in Brighton today. Samantha Kidd admitted assaulting the paralysed motorbike stunt rider, days before she was due to stand trial.
Samantha Kidd, who is 44, pleaded not guilty in January to claims she beat the 54-year-old wheelchair-bound star over a four-month period, and a two-day trial was set to start earlier this month.
But at a pre-trial hearing at Brighton Magistrates' Court on July 4, Kidd admitted four counts of assault by beating between July and October last year.
The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded not guilty to assaulting him.
Samantha Kidd, who's 44, is accused of beating Mr Kidd six times in four months. Before they split up, the couple lived together at Peacehaven in Sussex.
Our correspondent Malcolm Shaw was at Brighton Magistrates Court for today's hearing.
The estranged wife of paralysed former motorbike stunt rider Eddie Kidd, who lives in East Sussex, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting him.Read the full story ›
The estranged wife of former motorcycle stunt rider Eddie Kidd has pleaded not guilty on all counts to beating her paralysed husband.
It's alleged Samantha Kidd attacked him six times within the space of four months last year. From Brighton Magistrates court, Malcolm Shaw reports.
Samantha Kidd has pleaded not guilty at Brighton magistrates, to all six charges of assaulting her husband, the former daredevil motorbike rider Eddie Kidd. The case has been adjourned till July.