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The long ordeal for an unnamed woman on Summerland Key, Fla., ended when her boyfriend fell asleep, and she was finally able to call police. Carlos Gascon, 27, had tortured her all day, a Monroe County sheriff’s spokesman says. He “cut the back of her leg with a knife, poured hot coffee on her, choked her, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her. He also reportedly picked her up and slammed her down on a glass table, breaking it. She said he also picked up his dog, slammed it on the ground and then put his foot on the dog’s neck.” Gascon was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and animal cruelty, and jailed under a $265,000 bond. And what triggered his rage? Gascon “was angry at her because he had a dream she was cheating on him.” (RC/Miami Herald) ...Now she can dream he is sentenced to decades in prison.
Original Publication Date: 31 August 2014
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