Man who attacked BYU student, then married her, gets 6 days in jail

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  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    June 25, 2013 1:10 a.m.

    Domestic violence needs to have things change. I am glad that they did something and made this young man go to jail. It is not long enough and if this young lady thinks that it is going to help then she is living in denial. My sister was a victim of domestic violence and lost her life because of it. Her estranged husband got off with a slap on the wrist in Lehi and the judge made him go to six weeks of anger management. Five weeks later my sister was dead. He has never spent a night in jail because they claim that there was not enough prof to put him away. If her children took him to civil court they would have won and the police say so but said that they would have a hard time proving that he was the one who gave her the drink that had the drugs in it. There were so many cases filed there in Lehi against this man but they did not have enough evidence. It is a joke and something needs to be done about it. It is not getting any better out there for those who are victims

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    June 24, 2013 11:17 p.m.

    Someone, or someones, obviously failed to help this young gal develop just a little bit of self esteem during her young life. This is a serious and terrible handicap to have going into adulthood, and the child/children will probably pay the highest price of all.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    June 24, 2013 10:56 p.m.

    People who are raised in abusive households usually find abusive relationships. It is likely the victim is trapped in a psychological loop. I hope things work out and he can change but it will take more than 6 days in jail and saying he is better.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    June 24, 2013 8:37 p.m.

    This girl is foolish and so is the judge. The perp should have gotten a lot worse.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    June 24, 2013 8:25 p.m.

    is this the right picture? he looks 14 years old

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    June 24, 2013 8:14 p.m.

    Any young lady that marries a guy that was violent with her has problems.
    Any attorney that would recommend to a young lady that she marry such a man is more concerned with winning a case than the long term human cost. Such an attorney should be disbarred in my book.

    This marriage will not last. Men who beat women get worse as a general rule, not better. They will be in the news again.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    June 24, 2013 7:30 p.m.

    The victim(now his wife) is as sick as he is. I see worse than a train wreck in their future, no amount of anger management is going to correct this sick puppy's problems.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    Brings new meaning to "A love worth fighting for".

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2013 7:14 p.m.

    I think it was perpetrated by the couple to get free engagement photos of the groom to be, compliments of the police. Sadly, they only got one photo, no retakes, and no 8X9 for the parents.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    June 24, 2013 6:31 p.m.

    I think she should get time for sticking around him and worse marrying him. (Joking sort of) I am sorry he has issues and marrying him did not fix them. I see a train wreck in the future. I hope I am wrong. The child is who I am most concerned about in this story. I have been a foster parent for 25 years. The kids are the real victims. She had a choice. The child does not.

    If is looks like a duck, smells like a duck and sounds like a duck it probably is a duck.

  • joe9 MAPLETON, UT
    June 24, 2013 6:13 p.m.

    this story makes no sense.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    "But defense attorney Dean Zabriskie said he never tried to use the marriage 'for any beneficial result in this case.'"


    Use the "marriage" for beneficial result!?? Of course not!!! Preposterous!!

    Why would anyone even **think** such a thing?

    Other than the fact that it **did** have a **very** beneficial effect, I'm sure this battered girl was perfectly objective in her thinking when she agreed to join in "holy" matrimony with the guy who had beat her up just a few weeks before.

  • Another Perspective Bountiful, UT
    June 24, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    If she was willing to marry him and loves him very much now, why was he even charged?