The man who dragged his girlfriend from a service station by her hair before keeping her in a caravan and beating her was found the next day with clumps of her hair on his clothing, a court has heard.
Security footage showed Christopher Josevski brutally punching his partner, Rita Illiopoulos, inside a Derrimut service station, in Melbourne, before dragging her outside into his car.
The County Court heard Tuesday Ms Illiopoulos suffered a fractured nose, grazing, swelling and bite wounds, and had to be treated for shock following the ordeal, The Age reported.
The attack unfolded on February 23 last year, with Josevski driving his pregnant girlfriend to the service station before smashing her phone and shoving her head into a glass door.
CCTV footage released last year showed Ms Illiopoulos desperately trying to flee as she is shoved into the Holden Commodore.
Described as being controlling and jealous, Josevski told his ex-girlfriend she wasn’t spending enough time with him and was spending too much time with her friends.
‘He told me, ‘I’m gonna kill you. You are never going home. I’m gonna come after your family,’ Ms Illiopoulos told the Melbourne court last year.
Josevski, 25-years-old at the time, allegedly told Ms Illiopoulos to write goodbye letters to her family in preparation for her death as he took her to a remote block of land in Gordon, near Ballarat in Victoria.
‘At that point I thought I would never go home. I though I was going to die,’ Ms Illiopoulos said last year.
The accused, who the court heard listed his girlfriend in his phone under ‘Hitler’s evil sister’, pleaded guilty to intentionally causing injury, kidnap, making a threat to kill, two counts of assault and three of criminal damage.
Josevski, who was additionally charged with spitting on a cameraman outside court, will be sentenced on Friday.