Pennsylvania Woman Fakes Death to Avoid Being Killed by Boyfriend
On August 21, a Bethlehem Pennsylvania woman was the victim of extreme domestic violence. The young woman received a text message from a male friend, which enraged her 25 year old boyfriend. “See what you made me do? Now I’m going to have to kill (you),” he allegedly said. He grabbed her throat and repeatedly punched her in the face. He then shoved a rag down her throat and threw her down a flight of basement stairs. The woman faked a fatal seizure to avoid further beating, and was able to crawl up the stairs to call police the next morning.
The woman suffered broken bones in her face and is in serious condition at a local hospital. The man is currently held at Northampton County Jail after not being able to pay a $10,000 bail. Police say he is facing charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, terroristic threats and reckless endangerment.
Domestic abuse, also known as spousal abuse, happens when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Domestic abuse that includes physical violence is called domestic violence. No one should live in fear of the person they love. The most important thing you can do about domestic violence is to remove yourself from the situation.
Filing a restraining order can be a good first step but it might not be enough. Family and criminal courts can have the offending partner stay away from the house, stop the abuse, grant custody of children to the abused partner and take away any guns from the abuser.
Regardless of your legal case or particular circumstances if you are involved in or need to file a domestic abuse charge you should contact our offices for a free consultation. The Law Office of Sheryl R. Rentz, P.C. has years of Pennsylvania divorce law experience that you can trust. Contact us today for a free evaluation on your case.