Writer reveals how his bipolar partner throttled him and set fire to their home – yet HE was jailed for hitting her in self-defense, ...because vagina.
By Annabel Grossman: The second time Matt Fitzgerald’s wife tried to kill him, he was convinced that she was going to succeed.
Charging at her husband with a seven-inch kitchen knife, before clawing at his face and lashing him with a studded belt, Nataki screamed: ‘Nobody's going to save you this time. You're all alone.'
After suffering two painful swipes from the belt, a shoeless Matt escaped their home in his car, only to be pursued by his wife who threw herself on the roof of the vehicle screaming insults and curses.
During the attack - one of several that occurred throughout their marriage - Nataki was in the grip of a devastating mental illness that sent her into a downward spiral of paranoia and psychosis.