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Sunday, June 12, 2011
[NM] Firefigther Otero's wife says she's sympathetic to his abuse because his job is dangerous, stressful
...She blacked out for a moment, the criminal complaint states. [Albuquerque Firefighter Chris] Otero threw her to the ground a second time and kicked her... but that she was sympathetic because his “dangerous,” “stressful” job causes him to be violent...
FIREFIGHTER FACES CHARGES
By Rozanna M. Martinez
Thu, Jun 9, 2011
[Excerpts] ...[Albuquerque firefighter] Chris Otero, 34, has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation into the matter, Albuquerque Fire Department spokeswoman Melissa Romero said... Otero insisted that [his wife] sleep in the room with him. He then picked her up, dragged her to the bedroom area, and threw her on the floor causing her head to hit the floor. She blacked out for a moment, the criminal complaint states. Otero threw her to the ground a second time and kicked her in the tailbone. He then emptied the contents of her purse and told her “grab what you can,” according to the complaint.... She told police that she had pain in her arm, head and tailbone, but did not want medical attention. She was reluctant to be treated by someone who knew Otero, the complaint states. She said Otero has a history of being abusive, but that she was sympathetic because his “dangerous,” “stressful” job causes him to be violent... Police later arrested Otero at the hotel. He was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center and charged with false imprisonment, court records state. He later posted a $5,500 bond... [Full article here]
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