** FILE ** British singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, in this June 3, 2007, file photo. Police in Britain are no longer investigating Amy Winehouse on suspicion of attempting to interfere with a court case involving her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. The singer's spokesman stated Friday, Feb. 28, 2008 that Winehouse is no longer required to return for police questioning. Police say they cannot name Winehouse as a former suspect, but they confirmed prosecutors plan to take no further action against a 24-year-old arrested in December on suspicion of trying to pervert the course of justice. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
London (AP) Amy Winehouse's husband has been sentenced to more than two years in jail for assault and obstructing justice.
Blake Fielder-Civil has admitted beating up a pub manager in a 2006 barroom brawl and then offering him $400,000 to keep quiet about it.
A British judge called Fielder-Civil's actions “cowardly and disgraceful.”
Winehouse, who has regaled her concert audiences with appeals for the release of the man she calls “My Blake,” was not in the london courtroom today.
Fielder-Civil has spent almost nine months in jail since his arrest. He could be freed in December, once he's completed half his sentence.