A man who goes by the name Michael Algeria, a 36 year old, beat his pregnant girlfriend at a motel in San Leon and was finally sent to 10 years in jail.
Lover’s Spat Or Condescending Threat
Michael from Alvin had his pregnant girlfriend with him who he beat mercilessly at a motel in San Leon. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for this crime. He will only be eligible for parole after serving at least 5 years jail time. On the 8th of June,2021, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call after they got reports of an assault at a motel located in San Leon. The victim said that her boyfriend, Michael, showed up at the motel and instantly started abusing and beating her.
The couple apparently had a fight the night before this incident took place. Michael, 36, had showed up that day itself, punched her in the head and her face, hit her on her back with a frying pan and held a knife while simultaneously threatening to kill her as he held her down a bed. The victim, the woman, was 6 months pregnant at the time of this gruesome indictment on her own boyfriend.
Michael was finally held and convicted with not just an aggravated assault with a life threatening weapon but also a second degree felony. Crimes like these are getting more common every passing day in America, amongst others. To report against it or to fight it off has become a compulsion, lest you should live in absolute chaos and fright all the time. Michael’s trial has already begun as of the 24th of January. The victim, hi girlfriend, testified against him in the court of law and talked in length about the torture and abuse she has had to tolerate since quite some time now.
Pictures of her injuries and bruises were shown to the court. There were marks on her face, neck and back. The jury, after what seemed like quite an obvious selection based on evidences presented, gave the verdict of guilty against Michael Alegria on Wednesday.
Domestic violence cases are a natural in the country and cases keep rising every year with Houston, Texas having the most shocking number of exiting cases. Victims of domestic violence more often than not, suffer in absolute silence because they feel scared, utterly helpless or even embarrassed to ask for any assistance from an outside source.
Imagine what it must feel like wanting help from someone outside of your house and family, while your own partner treats you like anything but a human. If you are or you know someone who is a victim of domestic violence, then there are quite a few ways of reaching out at these 24 hour hotlines. The Houston Area Women’s Center at 713-528-2121 or 1-800-256-0551, The Family Time Crisis Center at 281-446-2615 and The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).