We all know couples who argue. We all know of at least one woman who has been in an abusive relationship. Some of us have been that woman and, most of us have heard the phrase "Why didn't she just leave?" All of those factors came into play late last month when one woman in Arkansas was trying to leave an argumentative, abusive, boyfriend and things took a turn for the worse.
According to reports:
"Police said dad Theodis Coleman, 37, had been arguing with the mother of his child, Jevena Murray, earlier that day when he threatened to kill her as well as the toddler.The terrified woman phoned police afterward, when Coleman became even more infuriated.
He is seen on bodycam the moment he took a knife out and stabbed the child and woman after officers walked into the home.
'The knife went through the arm of the 2-year-old victim and into the mother’s arm,' according to court documents.
The toddler is heard on bodycam footage crying for some time before she was placed on the trunk of a police cruiser where a tourniquet was strapped to her arm to constrict further bleeding.
The child was then transported to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis."
The bodycam footage of the ordeal is very detailed, graphic and disturbing. If you are sensitive to this type of video, please just take our word for it. He did it. It was bad.
As you can see from the bodycam footage, Coleman was apprehended without further incident.
"The Jonesboro Police Department confirmed in a press release the two-year-old and mother Murray are expected to fully recover from the attack.
The department said Coleman was charged with four felony offenses.
The charges include first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree domestic battering and second-degree domestic battering.
He has been booked to the Craighead County Jail on $15,000 bond."
Let's hope and pray that this child won't have lasting effects from this horrific incident and that she and her mother can move on without this man in their lives. I'm definitely against keeping children away from their fathers but this guy. . . yeah, he needs to have his parental rights terminated.