Couples in Texas and across the country often have different ways of showing their commitment to one another. For some, this could mean simply moving in together. For others, it means getting married. Unfortunately, police claim that a failed marriage proposal recently turned into domestic violence allegations after the woman said no.
According to reports, a woman flagged down a police officer on a day in late August. She was reportedly suffering from injuries to her shoulders, wrist and knee. She claims that her injuries came at the hands of her live-in boyfriend.
Reports about the incident claim that the woman turned down her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. At the time, he was allegedly working on a bicycle, and he used a tire and a frame to assault her. She claims that the assault did not stop until she picked up a knife. The man was reportedly taken into custody when his mother allowed him into the house.
The Texas man has since been charged with assault family violence. Unfortunately, when it comes to allegations about domestic violence and other forms of assault, it is often one person’s word against another’s. Regardless of the accusations, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt — a standard that is purposefully set high to prevent wrongful convictions. To ensure that he is fully prepared to appropriately respond to the accusations that he is facing, the man could choose to consult with a criminal defense attorney with experience with such cases.