A court has heard how a brute chopped off his girlfriend's hair to make her "ugly" and tied rope around her neck while threatening to kill her during a horrific campaign of domestic abuse.
The "happy" 19-year-old woman thought she had found love when she started a romance with Connor Small last December and believed her life would be "idyllic".
But Newcastle Crown Court heard she was turned into a "prisoner" by the serial girlfriend beater and even spent a week injured and bed bound after jumping from a first floor window to try and get away before being dragged back inside.
The court heard the 24-year-old had quickly moved in with the fast-food worker at a house in Sunderland at the start of their relationship, which made her life "change immediately".
Over the next two months, Small would be prone to mood swings and jealousy, smashed her phone in a rage and even forced her to quit her job.
The court heard during one shocking attack, Small dragged the woman around the house while "looking for something to kill her with".
He then picked up a piece of rope, tied one end around her neck and the other to a window handle. When that was ineffective, he repeatedly stabbed a knife into a quilt, near her legs.
In a bid to get away, the victim jumped from a first floor bedroom window before being dragged back inside, injured and scared.
The court heard on Small's birthday at the start of this year, he accused the woman of giving him a "s**t day" and threw a hairbrush at her.
On one occasion when she tried to escape to her mother's house, Small dragged her back to the house and punched her face.
Small, of no fixed address, admitted making a threat to kill, controlling behaviour of an abusive nature, assault, common assault and criminal damage.
He has previous convictions for violence against partners and had been given a suspended sentence for harassment of an ex just weeks before starting the new relationship.
The latest victim said in a statement:
Judge Stephen Earl said the offending was "poor and abhorrent behaviour"against a person in her own home and added:
Judge Earl sentenced Small to 28 months imprisonment and said he must stay away from his victim for life under the terms of a restraining order.
Vic Laffey, defending, said Small had a drug problem and recognises that his behaviour was "deplorable" towards his victim.