An ex-Marine who attacked his wife during a final divorce hearing in a judge’s chambers had his bond set at $1 million. The attack split her lip and caused swelling and bruising to her head, to the point she had to be hospitalized.
The 28-year-old ex-Marine was only subdued with the aid of a stun gun and has been charged with felony battery, domestic violence and resisting arrest without violence, police.
The accused man’s wife is also a former Marine, 23 years old. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and declared to be in stable condition, after sustaining facial fractures, a torn lip, and a broken nose, her 30-year-old boyfriend revealed to N York Criminal Lawyers.
Just in case, she was held overnight in the intensive care unit to watch for brain trauma.
The wife’s attorney said that the assault was “unexpected” and “surreal”.
“He was punching with a true vengeance. It was vicious,” the attorney mentioned. He managed to hold the accused until deputies arrived. “He was in a rage.”
Married in 2006, the couple have a 1-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.
The accused did not have an attorney and did not wish to pay child support. He also had a problem with a judge telling him he had restricted visitation rights and left the chambers. When he returned it was only to shout he didn’t have to obey orders, then leave again, New York Criminal Lawyers have learned.
When he returned, he rushed in and started beating his wife with closed fists, police sources explained. He attacked her from behind, put his hands around her neck, and struck her several times on the side of her face, knocking her unconscious with the first blow. When violence like this is reported in Suffolk or Nassau County, police are quick to respond and justice is swift.
“I’m in shock and disbelief,” the boyfriend stated. “I didn’t think anybody could take it to that extreme, much less in a judge’s chambers at that. Words, to be honest with you, could not describe what went on.”
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