There are certain occasions in a woman’s life that she daydreams about from the time she is a little girl. Her prom, her marriage proposal, her wedding and her baby shower all have played out a thousand times in her mind before the day ever comes. When a woman envisions how her baby shower will be, she often thinks of a room dripping with pink or blue decorations, balloons, storks, gifts and a doting father. Nowhere in that vision are guns, threats and arrests. Unfortunately that’s the way it turned out for a Texas woman recently whose baby shower ended with her boyfriend being arrested for violent offenses.
The woman’s baby shower had lasted longer than planned, as many such occasions do. When the woman’s boyfriend came home a half hour after it was supposed to have ended, expecting to find an empty house, only to discover the party was still going on, he reportedly was very angry. Although the woman quietly apologized to him for the delay, the party came to an abrupt end when he told all of the guests to leave. The man then proceeded to confront the pregnant woman, allegedly loading a gun and putting it to her head right between her eyes.
The following day the man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held in a Texas county jail with bail set at $100,000. According to police, the man had just recently found out that he was the father of the child.
Becoming a parent is a scary and emotional transition for both the mother and the father. It is a life-changing event, and some people struggle more with adapting to the new challenges than others, sometimes even doing things he or she normally wouldn’t do. Actions can be classified as violent offenses even if no one was hurt, as was the case in this situation. With the help of an experienced attorney, someone accused of a violent offense can focus on mounting a strong defense with the goal of producing a positive outcome.