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A stabbed her 23-month- son to after she suffered a mental breakdown triggered by her and cheating Ryanair fiancé.

Former attendant Magda Lesicka, 33, was subjected to relentless psychological torment by Peter Chilvers, a with the budget , as she felt trapped in the , a heard.

Lesicka, who met Chilvers while also working for the -based carrier, inflicted a sustained attack on their son, James Chilvers, at her in Wythenshawe, , on August 26, 2017.

She tried to kill herself after knifing the boy multiple times.

Chilvers had inflicted a campaign of cruelty against Lesicka, forcing her into degrading and into eating hairs he plucked from his , while he had an affair with another flight attendant, , who is his and mother to his two young daughters.

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Lesicka, a Polish national, was jailed for 15 years last year after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter by of diminished responsibility, the Evening reports.

She was sentenced on the that her emerged suddenly and without any warning, and she had no of committing the offence.

Chilvers, 33, from Northwich, Cheshire, denied any wrongdoing and subsequently went on at Manchester Crown Court where a jury convicted him last month of controlling or coercive behaviour.

Reporting restrictions were lifted on the case on Thursday as Chilvers was jailed for 18 months, allowing the to be reported for the .

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The former couple were dealt with in separate hearings.

Chilvers, originally from , , returned home from a flight to Tenerife in the hours when Lesicka fell injured into his arms, the court heard.

As he rushed her to he had no idea she had killed James.

found the dead in an upstairs bedroom at the home after concern was raised for him.

At Lesicka’s sentencing hearing in in July last year, the court heard she suffered “deliberate, relentless and ultimately overwhelming psychological torment”.

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Chilvers was violent towards her, repeatedly threatened to kill her if she removed their son from his care, carried out bizarre acts of cruelty, isolated her from her and restricted her finances.

On one occasion, he squeezed her nose tightly so she couldn’t breathe.

He also nicknamed her “sheep” and referred to himself as a “sheep owner”, the court heard, while Lesicka told the jury the pilot would pick errant hairs from his forehead and force her to swallow them.

He demanded they continue to live together at a home he bought in the Cheshire village of Wincham, jurors heard.

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The pilot warned her in a “visceral” 33-minute phone call – played in court – on August 26 that she did not have the resources to win a custody battle and shouted: “I want James to have and sisters… not a half-brother and sister with a f***ing moron that you find.”

The pilot had downloaded an on to his phone which enabled him to record his calls.

The court heard Lesicka had been to leave Chilvers in the days before she killed their son.

The couple had been in relationship since 2010 but Chilvers cheated on Lesicka from 2014 with another Ryanair cabin crew member.

Her fear of him was revealed in court, which heard Lesicka made searches about “taser ”, “self defence UK” and “killing in self defence” in the days before James’ death. She later contacted domestic charity ’s .

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Lesicka phoned Greater Manchester Police and two police officers were sent to her address on August 25 where she showed them bruises to her arms and thigh.

She was informed the day – the day of the killing – that Chilvers would be arrested after he flew back to the UK and a scared Lesicka said she did not want that to happen.

she was told it was police to take action over such allegations.

The Crown accepted Lesicka’s defence that she killed James following a breakdown induced by the “deliberate, relentless and ultimately overwhelming psychological torment” inflicted by Chilvers who had portrayed a “ of unending misery if she did not comply with his demands”.

Sentencing, Mr Justice Dove told Lesicka: “As a tragic, innocent victim he (James) was , between two warring .

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“Whatever the rights and wrongs of that dispute, the last thing that should have happened was that he should have lost his – killed by a .”

At Manchester Crown Court last month, Chilvers was found guilty of controlling or coercive behaviour between December 2015 and August 2017, as well as counts of common and damaging property.

The trial heard that Chilvers had been violent towards his partner after finding out she had had an without telling him.

Rob Hall, prosecuting, told Chilvers’ trial: “(Lesicka) could not cope with being trapped in an abusive, humiliating and dishonest relationship with the father of her son.”

He said Chilvers’s intention have been to aid any forthcoming legal proceedings over his son’s future but instead he had inadvertently confirmed his “bullying, controlling, self-centred nature”.

Lesicka had described their relationship as a “living hell”.

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Chilvers told her he wanted to with her for their son’s sake.

Police had told Lesicka that they would Chilvers on the night of August 26, 2017, once he returned home following a flight from Tenerife.

But she begged the force not to arrest him and to just log her complaint.

Lesicka killed James the night that police said they would arrest Chilvers.

Her , Roberts QC, told the court that pressure “had caused her crack”.

When she was sentenced, Mr Justice Dove told her: “James Chilvers was not quite two years old when he was brutally stabbed to death by you.

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“It was a sustained attack with a knife in which multiple blows were struck whilst he was on his bed at home.

was no conceivable outcome than he would be killed.

“His presence in the was taken from .

“Who knows what he might have grown up to achieve?”

Speaking of her mental , Lesicka’s barrister Mr Roberts said: “It was not a condition that had been previously diagnosed.

“It was not a condition that was wilfully exacerbated by the defendant.

“The significant feature of this case is this accused has never had any mental difficulties at in her life.

“The onset of this particular abnormality was very rapid and sudden.

“It was induced by the deliberate, relentless and ultimately overwhelming psychological torment inflicted on her by Peter Chilvers.

“It was imposed upon her repeatedly.”

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