FixedIt: Boyfriend did not commit violence because of an affair

News Mail reporting on domestic violence fails again.

Christopher Willert violently assaulted his girlfriend. He grabbed her throat, dragged her into a hallway, smashed her head three times into a wall and dropped her on to the floor.

Three hours later he did it again. He dragged her by the throat down a hallway and outside where he lifted the woman up and dropped her on to concrete. He had taken her mobile phone, punched her in the nose, and she fell back on to the ground briefly losing consciousness.

He did all these things because he made the choice to be violent. She did not choose to be assaulted and nothing she did caused the assault. Violence is a choice made by the perpetrator and the victims of violence are not ever to blame for the choices made by violent men.

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