A CHEATING pilot who drove his fiance to murder their own son with a campaign of sick abuse was released early from prison.
Peter Chilvers, a Ryanair pilot, was sentenced to 18-months in prison for controlling or coercive behaviour after his fiance, Magdalena Lesicka, said she stabbed their one-year-old son James after being driven to dispair.
The pilot served less than a third of his sentence for coercive or controlling behaviourCredit: MEN Media
Magdalena stabbed little James, one, to deathCredit: MEN Media
Ms Lesicka was handed a 15-month sentence for manslaughter in 2018.
But now The Mirror have shared pictures of the disgraced pilot cradling his child – concieved with the woman he was openly cheating on his fiance with – after he was released with more than two-thirds of his sentence left to go.
He also has another child with the stewardess, Lisa Spencer, who he was having an open affair with, The Mirror reports.
The couple’s youngest child is close in age to his dead son, James.
The woman’s distraught mother, Iwona, 61, blasted the “remorseless” abuser’s early release, claiming: “He was only sentenced to a year and a half because he had money for attorneys.”
A source told The Mirror Chilvers was released last May, subject to conditions including an electronic tag.
‘TREATED LIKE PROPERTY’
Speaking from her home in Wronki, near the Polish city of Poznan, the gireving grandmother told how her daughter – once an ambitious young air stewardess was “addicted” to the manipulator.
Ms Lesicka’s sentencing hearing, in Preston in July 2018, heard she had suffered “deliberate, relentless and ultimately overwhelming psychological torment”.
This included violence and threats of violence, Chilvers telling her he would take James, and bizarre acts of cruelty and degradation, including squeezing her nose so she couldn’t breathe and force-feeding her human hairs.
The stewardess had been planning to split with Chilvers in the days before James’ death, on August 26, 2017.
The court heard the couple had been in relationship since 2010 but Chilvers cheated on Ms Lesicka from 2014 with another Ryanair cabin crew member, Lisa Spencer, who is now his partner and mother to his two young daughters.
The pilot has two children with a woman he was having an affair with behind Magdalena’s backCredit: Cavendish Press
Chilvers was handed an 18-month prison sentenceCredit: MEN Media
Damning phone calls laid bare the “utter breakdown” of their relationship in the hours before she she stabbed their son to death.
Chilvers had downloaded an app onto his mobile phone to record conversations he was having with with his fiance in the days prior to their son James’ death.
He recorded the calls to collect evidence, which he thought would help him in any court case involving his partner and their child.
But ultimately the calls provided powerful evidence for prosecutors aiming to prove that Chilvers “bullied” and “ground-down” Ms Lesicka, before she killed their son.
Chilvers also reportedly tried to convince his then-girlfriend to abort James, calling her a “selfish ****” after she told him she planned on keeping their child.
HOW YOU CAN GET HELP
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected].
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service available. from 10am to noon.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
He told her the birth of James would “ruin” his life and career, the court was told.
Judge Patrick Field blasted Chilvers as showing “no more than a hint” of remorse and treating Ms Lesicka like his “sexual property”.
When approached on his early release this week, the pilot’s family did not have a comment.
Little James lost his life as a result of his parents’ issuesCredit: MEN Media
Magdalena had been trying to leave the relationship, it is claimedCredit: MEN Media
Magdalena was comvicted of manslaughterCredit: PA:Press Association
Phone conversations were used as evidence of the abuseCredit: PA:Press Association