AB has entered prompt guilty pleas to five indictable offences.These offences arise from two incidents in Pond Inlet onNovember 7th, 2012, and January 5th, 2013. He is now to besentenced.
A. The first incident
 AB acquired two mickies of vodka from a local bootlegger. Hestarted to drink with his spouse CD in the family home. ABbecame intoxicated. There were unresolved issues of jealousy in this relationship. As
AB’s level of intoxication increased, suspicion displaced trust and
respect. An argument erupted. Listening stopped as wordsbecame heated. Alcohol vanquished reason. AB demanded sex. CD refused. Angry words soon turned toblows. CD was hit repeatedly by AB. A small child was present in
the bedroom to witness this attack. The little one’s screams of terror, the screams of AB’s own child,
did not deter AB from theviolence that followed. CD was kicked. She was thrown to the bed. AB said that hewanted CD to feel what it was like to be raped. He started tearing
at CD’s clothing in an effort to achieve this end. CD continued to
resist. AB pu
t his thumbs in CD’s eyes, and pulled her hair. Hegrabbed at CD’s face with his hands. In an effort to end CD’sstruggling, AB put his hands around CD’s neck and squeezed.
AB threatened to kill his spouse.
AB was unable to remove CD’s pants. The attack
ended abruptlywhen AB tired. CD fled the house. She sought protection from aneighbor. When examined at the nursing station later that day,
bruising was evident on CD’s upper thigh and upper torso. Therewere visible marks and scratches on CD’s face and n