An army chef with special forces experience threatened to arm himself, “take out” his former partner, laugh over her “dying corpse” and bathe in her blood.
Driven into a fury over perceived infidelity and uncertainty over the paternity of an unborn child, Steven Deans (33) contacted his ex with violent texts.
Deans appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pled guilty to sending the messages at Wheatlands Avenue, Bonnybridge, on July 7.
Procurator fiscal depute Graham McLachlan said: “An argument arose between parties over what is described as infidelities on both sides. They had a conversation via text message regarding the paternity of an unborn child and the content of the messages escalated.
“She received one text at 5am which said he would be laughing over her dying corpse. At around 3.30pm another message was received from the accused saying ‘every part of me is armed you slag’.
“He added ‘if you think I’m coming unarmed then I’m going to bathe in all of your blood – I will take every single one of you out’.
“At the time of this matter the accused was a serving soldier so the complainer took this as a reference to him having access to weapons and ammunition.
“At that point police were called.”
The court heard this was totally out of character for Deans, who said he was sorry after the incident, stating his behaviour was “nasty” and “bang out of order”.
A chef in the British Army, Deans is now based at Fort George Barracks in Inverness, but was said to have spent time in the special forces and had recently being promoted to corporal.
An Army officer accompanied Deans to court and it was stated his conviction will be noted in his military record,
Sheriff John Mundy said: “This was an absolutely disgraceful set of texts you sent to this lady.”
He fined Deans £750 and gave him 28 days to pay it.