A fashion designer who slashed her husband across the face with scissors after discovering he was having an affair is facing jail.
A court heard the case of 31-year-old Charlotte Laudat, who attacked her partner Simon Laudat, 40, just hours after finding naked photos of an older woman in her 70s on his cell phone.
The couple wed in April 2016, with the relationship coming to an end on October 26, 2017.
That day Charlotte pulled a pair of scissors from her robe and inflicted eight wounds to her husband’s face, telling him: ‘You are going to die tonight’, the court heard.
Fearing for his life, Mr. Laudat jumped out of a first-floor window to escape his irate wife.
On Monday, Laudat plead guilty to attacking her husband..
Judge Jane Sullivan adjourned sentencing until April 13 but warned a tearful Laudat, who is now pregnant, she could face a spell behind bars.
The court heard Laudat and her husband had been on a property management course in Milton Keynes when she found naked photos of a woman she believed was in her 70s on his phone.
She said she initially believed it was a ‘joke’ but her husband admitted to the affair, coming to her flat in Finsbury Park later that evening to try to talk.
Blackfriars Crown Court heard Mr Laudat requires a Zimmer frame when at home in addition to his wheel chair following the attack on October 26
Ms Laudat attacked her husband at their home in Finsbury Park, pictured with a red door
Prosecutor Gino Connor said after a phone call to the woman in the pictures, Laudat flew into a rage and pulled out the scissors.
‘She was shouting and screaming abuse at him, saying “I can’t believe you have done this to me”,’ he said.
‘At this point she attacked her husband with a pair of scissors.
‘She held the scissors in her fist with the blade open and started to slash at his face, saying “I will cut your eye open”.’
Mr. Laudat, who gave evidence from a wheelchair, told the court: ‘
At first she held them in her hand.
After she hit me the first time with the scissors I backed away because I was in shock at what she had done.
‘She then put the scissors inside the knuckles and basically she punched me.’
Simon said he ‘pleaded’ with his wife to stop the attack, and grabbed her hair in a bid to wrestle free the scissors.
After Laudat told him ‘You’re suffering tonight, you are going to die tonight’, he believed he had no choice but to jump out of the kitchen window and seek help from neighbours.
‘I had to get out of there, she threatened my life’, he said.
Mr. Laudat shattered his ankle in the fall from the first floor flat, and now needs a wheelchair to get around.
A neighbour who did not want to named said:
‘Very bad things happened. I knew that one day he would be killed if things continued.
‘He was in and out in October until she threw him out.
‘I don’t have any interest to be involved in their crazy set up, I’m really scared of them.
‘She’s moved somewhere else and now there’s a man living here who claims to be a relative.
‘She was always very dodgy, always very unpredictable, very scary and very aggressive.
‘I am concerned about my safety if they found out I spoke to you.
‘He is a victim. He would always protect her, he would tell you she didn’t do a thing- this is not the first time.
‘She’s a pathological liar, a psychopath, one of those people who can convince anyone she is normal.