A Dorchester man was arraigned yesterday on six counts of assault and battery of a pregnant woman, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and strangulation of a pregnant woman after allegedly going berserk when his girlfriend at first refused to give him the TV remote on April 17, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A judge in Roxbury Municipal Court ordered Corey Samuel, 36, held without bail at least until a dangerousness hearing tomorrow, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office, the attack left the woman with two black eyes, a bruised throat and bruises and scrapes on her right arm and knee:
The victim told police that on April 17 she and Samuel had been watching television together when he asked for the remote. When she refused, he turned up the volume on his cell phone to drown out the sound of the TV. The victim gave Samuel the remote to avoid confrontation.
The defendant threw the remote across the room and grabbed the victim, twisting her wrist and forearm. She hit him in the face to free herself from his grip, and he responded by striking her three times, once in each eye, and once in the back of the head. The victim told him to leave, but Samuel continued his assault, punching her three times in the stomach, then in the right side of her ribs, where she was still experiencing discomfort at the time of the interview. He then put her in a chokehold for four to five seconds.
The victim exited the room. She saw a friend pull up in a car, and she asked him to help remove Samuel from the house. Samuel then approached the victim and her friend. When the friend tried to intervene, the Samuel hit the victim three more times, once on the nose and twice on the head. He then lifted her into the air and slammed her to the ground, causing her knee injuries. Samuel again attempted to reach the victim, but her friend restrained him, allowing the victim to return to the house.