A SPURNED wife who poured boiling water over her husband’s mistress has been jailed for five years.
Monika Fourie broke down in tears as she was led in handcuffs from the dock to begin her sentence.
The 34-year-old first threw a cupful of water over Hannah Stokes, 24, before emptying the remaining contents of the kettle over her.
The victim suffered burns down to her navel and faces going deaf in her right ear because of her injuries.
Judge Paul Darlow said he believed Fourie intended to cause even worse harm.
‘The victim was cornered and begging you to stop,’ he said. ‘You were pulling her hair up, trying to expose her face and you poured the kettle of boiling water over her.’
South Africa-born Wouter Fourie, a Royal Marine, had told his wife that he was having an affair.
She reacted calmly and went to stay with a friend but unexpectedly returned to the family home in Plymouth on October 24, 2015, when Miss Stokes was there watching a rugby match.
She said she was going to make tea and the victim thought she was bringing her a cup to drink.
Miss Stokes, who split from Mr Fourie a year ago, wants cosmetic surgery on scars but has been refused it by the NHS and needs to raise £10,000, Plymouth crown court heard.
Polish-born Fourie — now divorced — was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. Mr Fourie, 36, will not be deployed by the military for a year so he can care for their daughter, eight.