Friday, February 26, 2010

Dad "allegedly" attacked "estranged" wife with hammer, strangled her with 2-year-old son nearby (Bridgewater, Massachusetts)

Occasionally, one of your pro-abuser fathers rights people attacks me as a "man hater" or "anti-father" and the like, which is rather ridiculous. It's not a matter of hating an entire gender en masse; it's a matter of hating violence and those who perpetrate it.

Makes me wonder how the fathers rightsters would squirm on this case. Dad BRIAN T. BELLAMY "allegedly" tries to murder his "estranged" wife by attacking her with a hammer and strangling her. He does all this with his poor traumatized 2-year-old son nearby. So I get that the fathers rights people don't care about that. I know the spiel. He's just a poor misunderstood father and all that, beaten down by the "system."

But then the poor misunderstood father attacks the mother's father when he comes to his daughter's defense. Hmm. Does that make the mother's father just another expendable piece of collateral damage in this poor daddy's drama, too? I mean this is A FATHER being attacked. Oh my. How can we figure out who's the poor father here?? Decisions, decisions.

Bridgewater man allegedly tried to murder his estranged wife

By Rebecca Hyman
Bridgewater Independent
Posted Feb 24, 2010 @ 10:19 AM
Last update Feb 24, 2010 @ 07:01 PM

BRIDGEWATER — A 41-year-old Bridgewater man allegedly attacked his estranged wife with a hammer and then tried to strangle her with their 2-year-old son lying nearby Monday night, police said.

When the victim's father attempted to restrain the suspect, he turned on the father and attempted to strangle him as well, according to a statement issued by Bridgewater police.

The suspect was ultimately restrained by the father until officers arrived to take the suspect into custody, police said.

Police received a call from the victim's mother at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, reporting a burglary in progress at 141 Spruce St. While officers were responding to the call, the mother reported her husband was restraining the suspect, who had attacked their daughter.

Upon arrival, Bridgewater police officers Joseph DeMoura and Steven Kingsley observed a smashed front door window, which the suspect had allegedly broken with a hammer to gain entry.

Once upstairs, officers observed "a large amount of blood" on the floor and bed area and found the father restraining the suspect.

The female victim, 35, was lying nearby suffering from "severe facial and neck wounds as well as defensive injuries to her hands," police said.

She was transported by ambulance by the Bridgewater Fire Department to Brockton Hospital.

Brian T. Bellamy, 41, of 796 Pleasant St., was arraigned Tuesday morning in Brockton District Court on charges of two counts of attempted murder, two counts of armed home invasion, one count of armed assault to murder, one count of mayhem, one count of aggravated assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, one count of reckless endangerment of a child and one count of intimidation of a witness.

During the booking, the suspect had blood smeared across his face, hands and clothing, according to the police statement. When asked if he required medical attention, he indicated the blood was not his, police said.

Acting Chief Michael Bois commended his officers for their handling of the violent incident.

"My officers showed great courage," Bois said.