The woman faked seizure, collapsed and played dead to escape further beating by her boyfriend, said Bethlehem Police Chief Mark DiLuzio, who called the episode an extreme case of domestic violence. She is hospitalized in serious condition.
According to police, Palumbo was upset over a text message his girlfriend received from a male friend on Friday night. He threw her down a flight of stairs and shoved a rag down her throat. That said, I’m sure this wasn’t his first assault. Given the chance, he’ll kill some woman, eventually.
He allegedly grabbed her throat, slammed her to the floor and repeatedly punched her in the face before throwing her down the basement stairs, police said.
“See what you made me do? Now I’m going to have to kill (you),” he allegedly told the woman.
The woman later crawled up the stairs Saturday morning, startling Palumbo, who called an ambulance.
“Oh my god, you’re alive,” he said, according to the criminal complaint.
His calling the ambulance was the only positive thing about this horrendous incident. I guess he was no longer drunk, but suffering the worst hangover of his life, wondering what to do after killing his lover.
When she reappeared alive, he evidently saw it as a second chance. By some miracle, he had not succeeded in committing murder, and for the first time since the absurd argument, he did the sensible thing. Believe me, I am not defending this guy, he needs to live in prison for a long time. But being loaded makes a different person out of some individuals, doesn’t it?
How incredibly terrifying for the young lady. I’m glad she survived somehow, and I’m glad there were no kids involved, and that he actually called 911.
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H/T – LehighValleyLive