One man with a history of attacks against his partners has been convicted on another charge and will return to prison. The Florida man, a convicted killer, was charged with domestic abuse after it was revealed that his partner suffered a broken back. The case was taken to court where the man pleaded guilty to the charges.
After serving a ten-year prison sentence for the murder of his ex-wife, the man was released. He has a lengthy history of run-ins with the law, but he did not end up incarcerated for his alleged involvement in all the crimes for which he was accused. The most recent incident involved a girlfriend, who went to the hospital complaining of severe back pain.
Upon investigation, it was found that the woman had a compression fracture to a vertebrae. She reported that she had been pinned to the ground during an argument. The nurse at the hospital reported the case to the authorities, and police took it from there. After taking a plea deal for the charges, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison, but will be eligible for release in just over one year.
Domestic abuse is a serious crime that can endanger children and adults. In the Florida woman's case, the man who abused her faced charges that resulted in his incarceration, but for some victims, it is not quite as simple. The victims of abuse often concern themselves with how to protect their safety and the safety of any children in their care. Some individuals choose to hire an attorney for help when taking domestic abuse cases to court.
Source: wftv.com, "Samuel Fertic: Convicted killer heading back to prison after breaking girlfriend's back in St. Cloud assault", Janine Reyes, Jan. 17, 2018