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Adelaide woman jailed over stabbing

AAP logoAAP 21/09/2016 Tim Dornin

A woman who stabbed her estranged husband twice in the neck, severing his jugular vein, has been jailed for at least two years and four months.

The attack in 2014 happened in front of the couple's sleeping son and amid a tumultuous relationship involving the pair attending Adelaide sex parties.

Her jailing followed criticism for a defence bid to have her sentence served on home detention under new South Australian laws, with a prosecutor describing it as a "soft option".

Prosecutor Peter Longson told the Supreme Court on Wednesday the attack was a serious case of domestic violence and the woman had to pay a price.

He said she only agreed to call an ambulance once her husband indicated he would tell authorities that he had attacked her first.

In such circumstances to have her serve her sentence at home "possibly on the banana lounge next to the pool ordering pizza" would be entirely inappropriate, Mr Longson said.

The 32-year-old, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated causing serious harm with intent over the attack at her Adelaide home, sparked by her estranged husband's unwillingness to discuss their relationship.

In sentencing Justice Sam Doyle said the man was fortunate not to have died from blood loss.

"Domestic violence of this nature simply cannot be tolerated in our community," he said.

He jailed the woman for six years and three months and set a non-parole period of two years and four months.

National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.

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