JUST so you know who is also sitting next to you in a meeting. He has been violent before. WHY dont these men do time in prison? WHAT the heck is wrong with our lawyers? Not all lawyers , but this is a game they play .
by David Linton / THE SUN CHRONICLE
ATTLEBORO — A city man has been charged with shoving a sonogram down his pregnant girlfriend’s throat and punching her in the stomach during an argument at his apartment.
Jonathan Gaidelis, 27, of 798 Park St., was ordered held in jail without bail Thursday after a dangerousness hearing in Attleboro District Court.
His lawyer, Nicolas Gordon of Mansfield, pleaded for Judge Steven Thomas to release his client with a GPS monitoring bracelet and other conditions.
“This is a person who vehemently maintains his innocence,” Gordon said.
Gaidelis’ 24-year-old girlfriend, who is 19 weeks pregnant, testified the alleged Sept. 5 incident on was the last in a string of physical abuse she suffered at the hands of Gaidelis.
The woman testified Gaidelis accused her of cheating on him before he ripped up the sonogram and tried to shove it down her throat. He then began assaulting her, she testified.
“He punched me in the stomach,”she said.
The woman then said he threw her on the bed and got on top of her before he eventually allowed her to leave the apartment. The woman managed to text her mother, who called 911.
The woman was treated at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for abdominal pain and was released after being medically cleared, according to her testimony and a police report.
During cross examination, she acknowledged she never reported any previous assaults, including once when he allegedly choked her, and took him back. She said she agreed to reunite with Gaidelis on previous occasions when he told her he was attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.