A BURGLAR who used a screwdriver to attack the son of a woman in an old people's bungalow in Dewsbury has won a cut in his jail term.
Richard James Cascarino, 20, was sentenced to eight years' detention in May at Leeds Crown Court.
He had admitted aggravated burglary and assault, occasioning actual bodily harm.
At the Appeal Court in London the judges "reluctantly" agreed with his barrister, John Boumphrey, that the term was too long and cut it to six-and-a- half years.
The court was told that on January 22 this year Russell Kemp was visiting his arthritic mother, Florence Kemp, in her bungalow.
He heard the front door open and saw Cascarino hiding behind it.
He brought the screwdriver down into Mr Kemp's chest.
There was a struggle and he threatened to kill Mr Kemp before police arrived.
They found another screwdriver and a knife on Cascarino.
He has made nine previous court appearances.