Woman jumps off balcony to escape abusive boyfriend

Posted at: 03/23/2013 5:39 PM
Updated at: 03/23/2013 8:27 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

Albuquerque police said a woman jumped off a balcony to escape an abusive boyfriend.

 Raynaldo Duarte was in court on Saturday and charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment.

A criminal complaint states he and the woman argued about a phone contact.

That is when Duarte reportedly tried to suffocate the woman. She ended up escaping to their apartment balcony and jumped off to a neighbor’s apartment.

The woman was taken to the emergency room for her injuries.