Healthcare worker Michela Andrade escapes jail for glassing man
HEALTHCARE assistant Michela Andrade smashed a glass in a man's face during a row outside a city social club but walked free from court.
Victim Sam Bryan suffered a deep one inch long cut on his cheek which needed nine stitches and was "very nasty", said prosecutor Lisa Hennessy. He will be scarred for life.
Michaela Andrade, 22, of Woodford Court, Chequers Road, Gloucester, admitted unlawfully wounding Mr Bryan outside St Peter's Social Club on March 9.
She was given a 12-month jail term suspended for 21 months and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work. She was also ordered to pay him £1,400 compensation.
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Warning her she could have been jailed immediately for the crime, Judge William Hart said: "You jeopardised your job and your whole future by what you did in that moment of madness."
Lisa Hennessy, prosecuting, said Mr Bryan had gone to the social club with his girlfriend for an 18th birthday party.
There, Andrade approached him and his girlfriend, and Mr Bryan accused her of stirring up matters between the couple.
They went outside and she "grabbed him around the throat".
Ms Hennessy said: "He said that if it made her feel good hitting someone who was not going to hit back she could go ahead. She hit him in the face with her wine glass in her hand. It left a deep cut on his left cheek."
Steve Young, defending, said Andrade claimed Mr Bryan pushed her first.
"She has shown remorse and she is shocked by the injury he sustained. She did not intentionally use the glass as a weapon," he added.