The couple had not long ago married in Macedonia, and were on their way to a wedding reception in Melbourne. In the limo on the way to the reception, he hits her in the face about thirty times, bites her, and attempts to strangle her – all in front of the mainly teenaged wedding party in the vehicle.
The two and a half year sentence was supposedly the maximum. I want to know why was attempted murder one of the charges? After all, strangulation IS attempted murder, and that is apart from such a savage beating.
He is reported to have said “I can’t do this straight” to excuse his excessive drinking bender on the day. His sleezebag defence lawyer said “[he] was struggling with the changes married life would bring and was stressed and anxious at the time”, which is a rather pathetic excuse considering they had been actually married at least a few days earlier – they were effectively just going to a party FFS.
The woman is reportedly divorcing him.
A man who bashed his bride during a limousine ride to their wedding celebration has been jailed for at least 15 months.
Adnan Rusanovski, 30, from Hallam in Melbourne’s south, pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious injury.
Victoria’s County Court heard he repeatedly punched his new wife in the face, bit her cheek and then tried to strangle her as the pair travelled to a function to celebrate their marriage.
Rusanovski, who is of Albanian and Macedonian descent, married Ferdi Rusanovski in Macedonia after a brief courtship.
In May 2010, on their way to a wedding celebration at Docklands in Melbourne, Rusanovski punched his new wife in the face up to 27 times, bit her cheek and tried to strangle her in the back of a limousine.
Children aged as young as nine witnessed the violent attack which left the 28-year-old newlywed “black and blue and covered in blood”.
The limousine driver described the prolonged attack as “worse than a boxing match”.
Defence lawyer Peter Morrissey said his client was struggling with the changes married life would bring and was stressed and anxious at the time.
Rusanovski had previously told his groomsman he “couldn’t do this straight” and proceeded to drink whisky and champagne excessively.
The judge said he reluctantly accepted Rusanovski may be bipolar but described his behaviour as “cowardly and very aggressive” and said he must go to jail.
Rusanovski was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail with a non-parole period of 15 months.
Such a savage attack. Such a light sentence. Where is the justice for women?