HUSBAND who attacked his wife with a stun gun after they split up was fined £660 today.
When the stun gun failed to activate Ilves, 36, slapped his wife Jana in the face.
The couple, from Estonia, had been married for ten years and moved to the UK in 2005 but had separated a month before the attack, Edinburgh Sheriff Court was told.
Ilves had moved out of the family home in South Queensferry but arrived unannounced at 2.20pm on December 29 last year and was let in by their seven-year-old son and his wife's 11-year-old daughter.
He seized his wife by the arm as she came out of the bathroom wearing a dressing gown and argued about where the children were going to live.
Ilves, who works for a security company, then took the stun gun out of his pocket and pushed it into her side.
He left the house when his wife's daughter called the police but was detained later that night.
Ilves told officers he did not know the weapon was illegal in the UK and said it belonged to his wife who had brought it into the country and kept it in a cabinet in the house.
He pled guilty to assaulting his wife at Provost Milne Grove, South Queensferry, by seizing her by the arm, holding a stun gun against her body and attempting to discharge the weapon.
Ilves, of Greendale Park, Muirhouse, also admitted slapping her on the face.
Sheriff Noel McPartlin said: "What makes this assault serious was that you had in your possession during it a stun gun.
"However it is accepted that it was not used and ultimately there was no serious injury. There is no doubt it was a frightening attack."
Ross Gardner, defending the first offender, said he was regarded as "trustworthy" by his associates and had lived his life responsibly prior to the incident.
He added that it was unlikely the couple would be reconciled.