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Divorce Judge Witnesses Vicious Domestic Battery Over Child Support

According to ABC, a divorce hearing turned vicious in front of the judge. Catie Scott-Gonzales required medical attention from an oral surgeon in order to have her mouth fixed so she can eat solid food again. This is just one of the latest steps in recuperating from a vicious beating inflicted by her husband in front of their divorce judge.

Paul Gonzales, a former Marine, became enraged when the judge ordered him to pay child support for the couple’s two young children. Judge Ronald Rothschild witnessed the brutal beating in the private chambers at the Broward County Courthouse. The two trigger points appeared to be child custody and support. Gonzales told the judge he felt child support was unconstitutional and he informed the judge he’d take the kids and no one would ever see them again. Then he went after his wife from behind, strangling and hitting her on the face.

Scott-Gonzalez’s mother was outside the chambers when she heard loud banging and tussling. She witnessed bailiffs running into the chambers, when the door opened and she saw her daughter lying in a pool of blood. She had been knocked unconscious. Bailiffs tasered Gonzales to subdue him.

The victim spent three days in the hospital with a broken nose, fractured cheekbone and broken jaw. The vicious beating affected her vision, causing her to withdraw from college classes as she is unable to study. She suffers from constant headaches and needs assistance walking. Gonzalez is being held on a $1 million bond and faces felony battery charges.

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