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Woman Being Strangled Saved By 911 Call

Discussion in 'Legal' started by TheeBadOne, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. TheeBadOne

    TheeBadOne Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Nemo sine vitio est
    Polaris-Area Man Jailed On Attempted Murder, Rape Charges

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A 911 call may have saved the life of a woman who was allegedly being strangled by her boyfriend.

    A Polaris-area man was in jail Friday night on numerous charges -- including attempted murder, rape and kidnapping.

    Delaware County sheriff's deputies said they kicked down Doug Stillman's door as he was allegedly strangling his girlfriend.

    Deputies responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning from Stillman's daughter, who was also allegedly beaten by Stillman. The girl was able to run to a neighbor's home to make the call.

    Delaware County Sheriff Al Myers said Stillman allegedly beat his 27-year-old girlfriend for more than an hour at Lake Club Apartments off Polaris Parkway.

    Deputies arrived quickly, but no one came to Stillman's door, authorities said.

    "When they spoke to a neighbor, a car alarm started going off," Myers said. "It was the victim's car. She had apparently gotten to her keys and hit the panic alarm."

    Deputies kicked in the apartment door and allegedly found Stillman on top of the woman, strangling her.

    Police said Stillman could face more charges. He allegedly called the victim from the Delaware County Jail to intimidate her. Myers said Stillman also faces child abuse charges for beating his daughter when she tried to help the victim.

    Stillman is being held in lieu of $200,000 bond.


    $200,000 bail? I know there is such a thing as "Excessive Bail", but even with Civil Rights in mind, aren't there times when "No Bail" can be an option? Or do individual Civil Rights demand that bail (freedom) be available for everyone no matter what? :confused:
  2. Devonai

    Devonai Senior Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    [sarcasm] See, this why you don't need a gun to protect yourself. The police will make it in time [/sarcasm]

    I'm glad she's all right, but this woman is darn lucky the cops made it there in time.
  3. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Terlingua, TX; Thomasville,GA
    Good thing the victim was able to use the car alarm, though, 911 or no. Without that, the possibility is that the Forces of Good might have gone away in the absence of other noise...

    "We responded, but heard nothing and so we left." This has happened in the past; it led to one of the lawsuits (D.C.) where it was held there is no specific duty toward any one individual.

  4. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 30, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Blind squirrel. Nut.
  5. Mark Tyson

    Mark Tyson Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Where the one eyed man is king
    IF the scumbag in question had really wanted to, he could have killed her long before the cops showed up. This woman is lucky - I hope she is soon armed.
  6. mattd

    mattd Member

    May 8, 2003
    South Omaha
    This women is a victim of love and when he gets out I'm sure they will get back together, because he loves her. The last thing this women needs is a gun.

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