(Memphis) A Memphis woman says her boyfriend tried to kill her in a violent case of domestic violence.
Antonio Davis is charged with attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping. He is held in jail on a $500,000 bond.
“He beat me with his fists. He stomped on me, over and over,” Sheena Robinson said.
The mother of two said the attack went on for nearly seven hours.
“He beat me with his belt. He hit me with the cable box. He beat me with the cord off the cable box,” she said.
Robinson said Davis brutally attacked her in their Hickory Hill apartment where they live with her two kids.
She said the kids weren’t home when he started beating her.
She said it all started because he thought she was cheating on him.
“He snapped. He hit me in the head with a gun and busted my head. He busted my mouth,” she said.
She said he then twisted her ankle, and damaged her right ear so she can no longer hear out of it.
The torture didn’t end there.
“He forced me in the closet where he told me he was going to set me on fire.”
She said he doused her with lighter fluid.
“He flicked the lighter toward my sleeve, but he never put it on me,” she said.
The fluid ate into her skin. Burn marks are visible on her left shoulder.
“I thought it was my last day,” she said.
She said the attack only stopped when her 9-year-old daughter called her phone wanting to be picked up.
“If it wasn’t for her calling, I wouldn’t be here today,” she said.
Sadly, she said this was not the first time her boyfriend attacked her.
She had him arrested twice before for domestic violence.
“I can’t make excuses for it because I chose to stay in the relationship and it led up to this,” she said.
Sheena’s sharing her story hoping other victims of domestic violence hear this message.
“If it happens that one time, get out of it then. It’s going to happen again. All I can say is get out of it. I’m blessed to still be here.”
Sheena said she was able to tell police what happened after she went to the hospital because of her injuries. She said he threatened to shoot her in front of her kids if she ran.
A woman is attacked or beaten every nine seconds in the U.S.