A man who was found guilty of stabbing his childhood sweetheart and partner of 34 years with a kitchen knife 15 times says he doesn't remember attacking her.
Kim Ashley Prunster, 57, who attacked his partner Amanda Gibbons, 52, on November 12, 2017, faced a Supreme Court jury in Geralton, Western Australia on Friday.
The court heard Prunster stabbed the mother-of-four with a serrated kitchen knife in the bedroom of their home in Dongara, about 350 kilometres north of Perth, the ABC reported.
Prunster was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent but was found not guilty of attempted murder.
Kim Ashley Prunster (left), who attacked his partner Amanda Gibbons (right), 52, on November 12 2017, faced a Supreme Court jury in Geralton, Western Australia, on Friday
Ms Gibbons, who suffered abdominal injuries and a collapsed lung, gave evidence to the court via video link.
On the day of the attack, Ms Gibbons said she woke to Prunster centimetres from her face staring at her with 'black' and 'vacant' eyes that weren't focused.
Ms Gibbons said she felt a blow to her chest, then stomach and realised she was being stabbed.
'I heard a hiss then felt the blood pumping out,' she said.
'As I rolled away I got one in my arm. I don't know how many times he stabbed me in the back.'
Ms Gibbons told the court she walked to her son's room and a neighbour took her to the local medical centre. She was then airlifted to Perth for surgery.
Prunster, who said he had been sad in the days before the attack but not angry, admitted to inflicting the wounds but said he did not