In the Hall Crown Court recently, Gregory Todd, 48, proposed to 32-year-old Tiffany Baillie, the love of his life, and the woman who stabbed him in the back - literally.
The proposal wasn't the typical, get down on one knee, hold her hand, tell her a series of borderline cheesy lines about how much you love her and want to spend you life with her - but rather a very odd one. Given the circumstances, however, Todd did what he had to do and should be respected for making a move on his stabbing love in the courtroom during an open hearing.
He asked her to marry him through Tiffany's lawyer from across the courtroom. Her response will have to wait since she is still in protective custody for stabbing him last December.
Their story is a sad one, and her mental state was obviously not stable when the stabbing occurred. She stabbed him in the back while he was fast asleep in their Hessle, Humberside, home with a 12-inch knife. The blade pierced his spleen, liver, and pancreas. His wounds would have been fatal, but luckily for him, he received immediate medical attention and was saved.
It took Todd months to fully recover, but once he did, he went to visit his girlfriend Tiffany in prison and told her that he forgave her.
The stabbing happened mere weeks after Tiffany had a miscarriage, and it was also very close to the anniversary of the death of their 10-week-old son. It's obvious that grief had taken her over when she stabbed Todd.
Todd firmly believes that she should not be in prison, but rather in an environment where she can receive the proper emotional help.
"This just isn't like her. She doesn't need to be locked up, she needs help. There were a lot of signs, which maybe I should have picked up on, but I didn't. I don't hold this against her at all. Seeing her in prison is my worst nightmare."