Jail for sick thug who carved initials in woman’s stomach

A THUG who carved his initials onto his girlfriend during an eight month reign of terror in the Capital has been jailed for nine and a half years.

George Kennedy Temple sliced GKT into Julie Rutherford’s stomach with a Stanley knife and told her: “You’ll always remember me,” at a home in Wester Hailes.

The victim also suffered cigarette burns to her arms, legs and torso during the horrendous abuse.

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Temple today returned to the dock after admitting assaulting the 36-year-old to the danger of her life between April and October last year. Judge Lady Dorrian told the thug: “This case displays an appalling history of violence and abuse.

“It is hard to believe that a human being could behave towards another in such a depraved and monstrous way.”

She also ordered the 40 year-old to be supervised for a further six years on his release.

The attacks took place at a property in Westburn Grove after the couple began dating in June 2009.