A mother who flew into a rage and brutally beat a teenager was seen sobbing as she left court.
Lavinia Pinner, 42, punched, kicked, scratched and bit the 13-year-old boy as he banged his head against a wall.
Mum-of-two Pinner had lost her temper when the youngster pointed a gun at her partner’s face during an argument.
A court heard the gun was bought for the teen by his father and fired metal bullets that Pinner claimed could “kill someone.”
The teen, who is known to Pinner but cannot be named, suffered multiple bruises to his arms and back plus cuts and scrapes to his face, as well as bite marks to his elbow.
Telemarketing employee Pinner also smashed the boy’s iPhone during the incident at his home in Cheshire.
The police were called after the shocking attack, but the youngster refused to give a statement.
But the reason for the original argument is still unknown.
At Warrington Magistrates’ Court, Pinner of Macclesfield faced 18 months in prison under sentencing guidelines after pleading guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm, criminal damage and unrelated offenses of possession of the drug ketamine.
But she was sentenced to 12 months in detention, suspended for 18 months and also ordered to undertake 35 days of rehabilitation activities with the probation service.
The incident took place on July 20 last year after Pinner and her unnamed boyfriend got into an argument with the boy after going to his house after a night of bowling.
Miss Laura Simpson, prosecutor, said: “After the altercation, the defendant assaulted the victim. The victim went into his bedroom and the suspect went in and continued to assault him.
“She threw things around, damaged his bedroom and broke his iPhone. She had hit and scratched him. She had also bitten him twice and hit his head against a wall.
“The victim has seen a doctor following the incident. The injuries included a scratch to the face, cuts behind his ear, on his left hand, his collarbone and on his nose.
“He had bite marks on his elbow and back and bruises on his arms and back. During her detention, after the arrest of the defendant, a bag of ketamine was found with her.
“The victim has not made a victim impact statement. He has withdrawn support for the prosecution.”
Pinner had one previous drunk driving conviction from 2019.
She told the hearing: “He had a huge gun bought by his father. They have metal bullets, so if you shoot someone in the face, you can actually kill someone with it.
“He held a gun in someone else’s face and my head just went in at that point.”
Pinner further apologized, saying she was “appalled” at how she behaved.
“I just want to say that no one is more sorry for what they did than I am.
“I don’t really know what happened to me that night. I was a victim of mental abuse for over 20 years, but I know what I did is unforgivable. All I can say is that I am so sorry for what I did and that I myself was shocked by what I did.”
She added: “My daughter is fighting with me because of what I did. I totally understand that, but I just hope I can make it right.
“My daughter doesn’t want to talk to me right now and I hope that will change.”
JP Alf Bean convicted Pinner, telling her, “What the court finds is that this attack is quite abhorrent. That’s because at the time it was a fragile child of only 13 years old.
“You may be alarmed that he pointed the bullet gun in your partner’s face and possibly killed someone, but the fact is you can’t act the way you behaved towards a child and expect to get away with it and confront it. not to engage.” full penalty of the law.
“We believe this has exceeded the custody threshold, therefore you will receive a custodial sentence for this crime.”
He continued: “However, after much deliberation, we have decided to give you the benefit of a suspended sentence.
“So, while there is a custodial sentence, you will not go to prison today, but you could go to prison in the future depending on whether you comply with the warrant.
“This attack was abhorrent. You pushed, punched, bit and scratched him. It was completely unacceptable. The sword of Damocles will now hang over your head for the next 18 months.
“We want to remind you how close you were to prison today. There was discussion about whether you can be rehabilitated.
“This was a serious attack involving a young person. It was completely unacceptable.”