A Derby alcoholic choked his partner in bed "while dreaming he was cage fighting".
A jury heard how Bradley Souto claims to have had his opponent in a strangle hold in his dream when he woke to find his arm clasped around Rebecca Jackson’s neck.
Realising she was was lifeless, the 31-year-old, of Alvaston, first rang his mother and then rang for an ambulance with one miraculously happening to be passing his street at the time.
When paramedics arrived they found Miss Jackson unconscious in bed and Souto in the kitchen having harmed himself in an apparent suicide attempt.
And Miss Jackson told the hearing she “thought she would die and leave her children without
link source - Derby Telegraph