Winehouse’s Ex-husband Facing ‘substantial’ Jail Sentence

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June 2, 2011 | 4:10am EST

Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil faces a “substantial” prison sentence after pleading guilty to burglary and gun possession charges.
The 32 year old was arrested in February and charged with burglary of a dwelling and possessing a firearm.

After a hearing in March, he remained in custody, and he appeared in court again on Wednesday. Fielder-Civil and a co-accused, Christopher Sylvester, pleaded guilty to the charges at Leeds Crown Court in northern England.

Winehouse’s ex-partner was remanded in custody by Judge Kerry Macgill, who denied bail over fears Fielder-Civil may commit further offenses.

The judge said, “It seems to me that a custodial sentence is absolutely necessary. I see no reason why he shouldn’t start it today. You both pleaded guilty. People who go out and commit burglary in a vehicle with a firearm face a substantial custodial sentence.

“Mr Fielder-Civil, as far as I can see, it is entirely inevitable that you will serve a substantial custodial sentence. The risk of you committing further offenses is too great to allow you bail.”

Fielder-Civil is due to be sentenced on 22 June.

Winehouse wed Fielder-Civil in 2007, but they divorced in 2009 on the grounds of her infidelity.

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