Son mowed his own father down with his car – after becoming convinced his dad had bedded his ex-partner
A jealous son mowed down and reversed over his DAD because he thought he’d slept with his ex girlfriend, a court heard.
Norman Wilson was knocked down by the Mazda when his son Dean, 37, accused him of sleeping with his ex girlfriend before threatening to “be back” and finish him off, a court heard.
The threat in Chesterfield, Derbys., initially made Norman Wilson laugh because his son’s promise reminded him of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line from the film Terminator.
Now the 60-year-old father is so terrified he is planning to move away, the court heard.
Prosecuting the case, Dawn Pritchard told Nottingham Crown Court: “The windscreen of Norman Wilson’s Ford Focus had been smashed and he was out vacuuming the car when he heard a screech.
“He turned and saw his son saying he didn’t want his kids or his ex-partner at his dad’s house or he would kill him. Norman Wilson said the defendant indicated he had smashed the windscreen.
“The defendant said he had been told Norman had been going to bed with his ex and Dean Wilson said he was going to kill him and added, ‘If I don’t kill you now, I’ll be back’.”
Ms Pritchard added: “The defendant then jumped in his car and came at speed and hit Norman Wilson so he was thrown in the air and as he landed a few yards from his own vehicle the defendant drove at him again and ran over his leg.”
Witnesses said they saw Wilson junior drive the Mazda at his father before reversing over him.
Natalie Mosley told the court how she bravely put herself in the path of Dean Wilson’s vehicle during another attempt to drive over him.
Ms Pritchard explained how Norman remembers someone holding his head and saying he was dying when things became blurred. He later woke up in hospital.
He was treated for broken ribs, bruising and grazes at Sheffield Northern General Hospital and is now left using a mobility scooter.
In a victim impact statement Mr Wilson said he feels threatened and that he has to leave the area.
The defendant, who the court heard has a record of anxiety and depression, was arrested after going to Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s mental health unit and admitting running over his father.
He later told police he was certain his father had slept with his ex-partner and that he drove over him twice because he was angry, although denied trying to kill him.
Dean Wilson was charged with attempted murder, before the charge was dropped and changed to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, which he admitted in court.
Ms Pritchard added how the attack completely divided the family.
Matthew Donkin, for the defendant, said: “Dean Wilson behaved out of character and gave leave to all of his good senses.
“He has been the principle carer for his children aged seven and eight and his 14-year-old step son.
“There was a lack of premeditation until he got in his vehicle. He immediately admitted what he had done and made full admissions.
Jailing Dean Wilson for six years, Judge Michael Stokes told him: “Your relationship with your father broke down badly by your suspicions that rightly or wrongly he was involved sexually with your former partner.
“Travelling at a speed estimated at 20mph you drove at him and knocked him into the road and you then quite deliberately reversed over him.
“He was extremely lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries.”
Dean Wilson was also handed a four year driving ban and told his car would be confiscated.