A SOUTHERN Tasmanian man has received a nine- month prison term, wholly suspended, for domestic violence.
The man, 51, pleaded guilty to wounding his wife after hitting her with a glass in August last year.
The Supreme Court in Hobart heard he'd only meant to throw the contents of the glass at her, but it ended up hitting her on the top of the head.
The incident occurred during an argument between the couple, whose marriage had been in "disharmony".
The glass didn't break, however the wife began bleeding and also suffered a black eye.
The man immediately apologised, offered to drive his wife to the hospital and made full admissions to police when they arrived at the home.
The court heard the marriage had since ended because of the incident and aside from an assault 30 years ago the man had no prior relevant matters.
"The crime you have committed could have had far more serious consequences for your wife than it did," Justice Shan Tennent said yesterday.
"I am satisfied however that the likelihood of the repeat of such behaviour is low. You have pleaded guilty and expressed remorse. I accept that the behaviour was generally out of character."