The man accused of killing his girl friend, Amy Gough, with a blow to the stomach and found guilty of manslaughter was today jailed for 10 years. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Andrew Maling, 48, who now resides at Main Street, Sigglesthorne, Hull, had assaulted Ms Gough, of Sandringham Road Sandiacre, a number of times.
On one occasion surgeons had to drill into her skull to relieve the pressure on her brain. He admitted that he had been drunk when the previous assaults had taken place but that on the night she was fatally injured he had not been drinking. Four day after this incident Maling called paramedics and told them she was very pale and may be sick. On the way to hospital she suffered a heart attack in the ambulance and pronounced dead at 10.54pm on Sunday March 29th 2015. The jury heard that Amy had died from a blunt trauma injury to the abdomen which caused internal bleeding.