Peter Chilvers Short Biography
Flight captain Peter Chilvers, 33, would repeatedly threaten to k*ll Magda Lesicka if she removed their son James from his care and demanded they live together at a home he bought in Wincham, Cheshire, jurors were told.
He nicknamed Lesicka ‘sheep’, referring to himself as a ‘sheep owner’, and would pick errant hairs from his forehead and force her to swallow them, Manchester Crown Court heard.
Chilvers’s controlling or coercive behaviour between December 2015 and August 2017 included using or threatening physical violence, forcing her into degrading s*xual acts, isolating her from her friends and restricting her finances.
Peter Chilvers Sentence 18 Months
A Ryanair pilot who subjected his fiancee to relentless psychological torment that culminated in her stabbing their 23-month-old son to death during a breakdown has been jailed for 18 months.
Polish national Lesicka, also 33, was jailed for 15 years last year after she pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
The case can today be reported after restrictions were lifted as Chilvers was jailed for 18 months for displaying controlling or coercive behaviour, common assault and damaging property.
Chilvers had told Lesicka that if she left him she would be walking out on her son, calling her a ‘dumb b****’ and insisting she would never take her child away from him.
He also said that if she were to put James in a car and drive him away she would be ‘done for abduction’, and if she got legal aid to fight her case it would be ‘negligable [compared] to what I’m able to put up’.
The pilot warned her in a ‘visceral’ phone call that she did not have the financial resources to win a custody battle and shouted: ‘I want James to have brothers and sisters… not a half brother and sister with a f***ing moron that you find’.
Lesicka inflicted a sustained attack on their son as he lay in his bed at her home in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, in August 2017 and then tried to k*ll herself.
A post-mortem examination revealed the boy had suffered multiple stab wounds.
Lesicka gave evidence in the prosecution of Chilvers at Manchester Crown Court, with parts of her victim personal statement, which she composed in prison, read out at his sentencing.
She said it was hard to see herself as a victim ‘given the tragic outcome’, adding: ‘When I started a relationship with Peter Chilvers I had absolutely no idea he would be the controlling monster I discovered him to be.
‘It is important that the public understand what Peter Chilvers’s ab*se did to me. It destroyed me. I have no idea how he achieved this and I will probably spend the rest of my life trying to work out how he turned the confident ambitious me into what I am now.’