The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 23, 2013

Judge denies lower bond for Enid man accused of choking pregnant woman

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A judge refused Thursday to lower the bond of an 18-year-old Enid man accused of choking his pregnant girlfriend and attacking her with a pair of scissors.

Alexander Aguilar was arraigned on felony counts of domestic assault and battery by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon and domestic assault and battery against a pregnant woman, a misdemeanor.

The felony domestic charge is punishable by one to three years in prison and/or by a fine of up to $5,000. The assault charge is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment or up to a year in county jail.

 Aguilar appeared via video from county jail before Special District Judge Brian Lovell and was represented for his arraignment by attorney Tina Hall.

Hall asked Lovell to lower Aguilar’s $100,000 bond to “at least $50,000.” She said Aguilar is a lifelong resident of the county and his parents were present in the courtroom.

Assistant District Attorney Irene Asai told the judge the bond should remain set at $100,000 because of the nature of the charges. Lovell agreed with Asai and denied the request but told Aguilar they could revisit bond when he hired an attorney.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid Police Department officers responded at 5:59 p.m. May 18 to Jumbo Food on Willow to a report of a domestic after the fact.

Officer Thomas Rhyne spoke with a woman who said she was four months pregnant and her boyfriend, Aguilar, had beaten her up and tried to kill her unborn baby, according to the affidavit. She said she’d gone to his apartment at Hunter’s Hills earlier to spend time with him.

She said Aguilar became upset when he learned she was talking to another guy, who was just a friend. She said she was just speaking to him and she was not cheating on Aguilar, according to the affidavit.

The woman said Aguilar grabbed her by the face, putting his hand over her nose and mouth, preventing her from breathing, the affidavit states.

She said he kept her from breathing for about 30 seconds. She said Aguilar then told her he was going to kill the baby and then her.

She told police Aguilar told her, “ I will not let a slut have my baby,” according to the affidavit. She said Aguilar got her on the ground and began hitting and kicking her. She said he kicked her in the abdomen multiple times.

The woman told police she tried to lock herself in the bathroom; however, she was unable to and Aguilar was able to get inside the bathroom with her.

She said Aguilar came at her with a pair of scissors, stating he would kill her and the baby with the scissors, according to the affidavit.

She said she was able to get the scissors away from Aguilar. She said Aguilar told her he had a gun and would use it on her, then on himself.

The woman said she was able to run to the front door and across the street to the store.

Rhyne noted in his affidavit the woman had a bruised left eye, and other red marks and scratches on her face, as well as bloodied lips.

The woman had scratches and bruises on both arms and red marks on her stomach and legs.

Aguilar, as a condition of bond, was ordered to have no contact with the woman and to return to court July 1 for a bond appearance.