A father-to-be stabbed his pregnant girlfriend with a knife and beat her in the stomach screaming "I'm going to kick that baby out of you".
Simon Easterbrook, 20, from Devon, England, was enraged when his girlfriend, who was 18 weeks pregnant at the time, broke off their relationship.
To make her pay, he went to her house and doused her clothes with bleach and smashed up her TV.
He then punched and kicked her repeatedly in the stomach shouting "You're not with me so why should you have my child".
Lying there curled up on the kitchen floor, he brought out a knife from his pocket and stabbed her in the arm, saying "I hope she's dead".
Exeter Crown Court was told he then ran from the house in Torquay, Devon, back home to his mum and sobbed, "I'm in trouble. I just went up to her and stabbed her'"
Simon was jailed for 21 months after admitting causing actual bodily harm, criminal damage and possessing a small amount of cannabis.
Prosecutor Felicity Payne said Simon and the victim were in a relationship for one year before she broke it off.
The next day she received a text from him saying he had damaged her TV and would burn the house down.
The victim went to her flat and was immediately struck by a strong smell of bleach.
"She could see the screen of the TV shattered and the cables had been cut," said the prosecutor.
When she looked in her bedroom she found a photograph of her and her late father had been taken and "all her underwear covered on bleach", added Ms Payne.
The woman phoned police but as she did could hear Simon trying to get in through the front door.
She tried to get passed him in the doorway but Simon "pushed her straight back into the flat", said the prosecutor.
"She was shaking and petrified.
"She says she knew he was going to go for her stomach. He began punching and kicking her repeatedly in the stomach area around six times."
"He said if she did not want to be with him she could not have the child," added Ms Payne.
The victim curled up on the kitchen floor trying to protect herself but Simon produced a knife from his jacket pocket and shouted, 'Do you want me to kill you?' at the terrified victim.
"He then stabbed her upper left arm, shouting 'I hope she's dead'" the prosecution said.
Simon told police he couldn't remember what had happened.
The victim, who suffered a 1cm puncture to her arm said in a statement that she was 'absolutely petrified' of Simon.
"I look at what Sam did to my arm and realise he could have killed me," she said.
"If he could do this to me what could he do to the baby. I never want to see him again."
In the pre-sentence report Simon said: "I went mad and didn't know what I was doing'.
Anne Bellchambers, mitigating, said her client was young and 'perhaps things had moved too fast for him', in the relationship.
"It was his way of getting his own back because he was very upset.
"He says she did not deserve what happened and is very remorseful."
Judge Jeremy Griggs said: "This was a nasty assault. Relationships come to an end for a variety of different reasons but when they come to an end it's often hurtful. But to engage in this sort of behaviour you took part in on that occasion in May you know is wholly unacceptable and has to be punished.
"This is as unpleasant as it gets, involving kicking and punching to the stomach and no doubt an attempt to cause your child to be aborted. Thankfully that has not happened."