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Eddie Kidd's wife jailed

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Aug 01, 2013 | 9:46am EDT

The estranged wife of paralysed former James Bond stuntman Eddie Kidd has been jailed for five months after she admitted assaulting the wheelchair-bound star. Samantha Kidd, 44, was arrested in 2012 over allegations she attacked her husband, who has doubled for 007 stars including Pierce Brosnan, Sir Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton, and she pleaded guilty to four counts of assault by beating just days before her trial was due to kick off last month (Jul13). She appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court in England on Thursday (01Aug13) to hear her sentence, and district judge William Ashworth ordered her to spend five months behind bars. He also refused her bail while appealing against the sentence, and commented on her sickening attacks on her severely disabled husband, saying, "These four assaults on Eddie Kidd represent a pattern of violent behaviour towards your husband... (who) was particularly vulnerable... Whatever you felt about his disability, you didn't shy away from raining six punches on him or slapping, kicking and throttling him so much that you had to be pulled off him." Former daredevil Kidd was left paralysed and brain damaged following a motorcycle crash in 1996. He also doubled for Michael Caine in Bullseye! and performed a series of famous bike stunts in Harrison Ford's 1979 film Hanover Street.

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