Chicago man allegedly strangled his girlfriend and punched her while out on bail

A Chicago man is charged with attempting to kill his girlfriend while out on bail for a firearms case, CWB Chicago reported Saturday.

“He is the 46th person charged with killing or shooting – or attempting to kill or shoot – someone in Chicago while awaiting trial for a felony this year. The alleged crimes resulted in at least 84 victims , 21 of whom have died. CWBChicago is not naming the man to protect the identity of the woman. They have two children in common,” the outlet said.

Officers arrived at the couple’s home on Thursday regarding calls about domestic disturbances and learned that the woman had apparently escaped because she feared for her life.

She told law enforcement that the man hit her in the legs with a metal baseball bat and allegedly suffocated her, the report continues:

The woman managed to break free, but he grabbed her and continued to hit her on the head, prosecutors said. When he grabbed the bat to hit her again, she slashed her face with a broken piece of tile and ran for help, screaming that he was trying to kill her, officials said.

The man was convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery for an incident involving the same woman in 2019, prosecutors said. CPD records show he has been arrested ten other times since 2015, including on a firearms charge in 2021, but prosecutors said he had no other convictions.

Following the recent incident, officers reported that there were bruises on the woman’s legs and torso.

A few months ago, the suspect deposited $300 for his release from prison after being charged with a felony of unlawful use of a weapon. The CWB Chicago article said the case was still pending.

His recent charges include attempted murder, grievous bodily harm aggravated by strangulation and domestic assault. He has been held without bail in relation to the ongoing gun case until the most recent allegations can be investigated.

Meanwhile, a law abolishing bail in Illinois, passed by Democrats and signed by Gov. JB Pritzker (D), will free thousands of suspects, Breitbart News reported in September:

Effective January 1, 2023, Illinois will become the first state in the nation to eliminate cash bail for even some of the most violent crimes. As a result, local district attorneys say they will be forced to release thousands of suspects charged with crimes including murder and kidnapping.

The new law even allows suspects charged with domestic violence to be released from jail after just 24 to 48 hours. If prosecutors cannot prove that the suspect poses a direct threat to one or more people, he will be released from prison without bail.

Additionally, a recent survey found that violent crime in America’s cities under President Joe Biden (D) rose more than 4% in the first six months of this year.

“Compared to 2019 crime rates, some cities saw a doubling in murders and a 36% increase in aggravated assaults,” according to Breitbart News.

Meanwhile, 19 people were shot and two died late Friday into Saturday in Chicago (D) Mayor Lori Lightfoot.


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