Virginia thug beats his pregnant girlfriend until her skull is exposed (disturbing video)

DISTURBING footage shows  Jamar Woody attacking his pregnant girlfriend in a convenience store – throwing punches and kicks at her head.

Captured on CCTV on June 8 last year, the video of the shocking attack at a shop in Roanoke, North Carolina, has only now been released following the attacker’s conviction in January.

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Shocking CCtv footage shows a man in North Carolina attacking his pregnant girlfriend
Shocking CCtv footage shows a man in North Carolina attacking his pregnant girlfriend

The victim suffered a head wound but her unborn baby was not hurt during the devastating attack in a shop
The victim suffered a head wound but her unborn baby was not hurt during the devastating attack in a shop

The thug, who has a history of mental illness, continued to beat the woman while she was lying defenceless on the floor
The thug, who has a history of mental illness, continued to beat the woman while she was lying defenceless on the floor

Jamar Woody, 35, was sentenced to eight years in prison for beating his partner Shatory Irving, 26, senseless while she was three months pregnant with his child, reports the Roanoke Times.

The astonishing video shows Irving, who was using a crutch at the time of the attack due to a broken ankle, being blind-sided by a flurry of punches from Woody.

One juror at the trial reportedly gasped as they watched the disgusting attack in which the 35-year-old continued to kick and punch the defenceless woman while she was on the ground.

Luckily, Irving’s child was not hurt during the assault and she gave birth two months prematurely last Autumn to a healthy baby, reports local media.

Jamar Woody, 35, has been caged for eight years following the brutal assault

Jamar Woody, 35, has been caged for eight years following the brutal assault

But, she did require seven stitches to her head for a one inch cut which is said to have exposed a portion of her skull.

Irving phoned the cops after the attack but said that she did not know who attacked her before hanging up.

And incredibly, she acted as Woody’s only character witness for the defence.

Wody reportedly has a history of mental illness and his relationship with Irving was described as “volatile and toxic.”

And despite Woody begging the court for forgiveness, the judge agreed with the jury’s recommendation that eight years behind bars was an appropriate sentence for the heinous assault.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney David Billingsly said:  “This is a guy who simply lost his cool, can’t control his anger and just unleashed it.”

On Irving’s injures, he said: “She really is fortunate that she wasn’t hurt more than she actually was.”