The 41-year-old Jarod Lennis Broussard who was found guilty of hitting his fiancée on August 21, 2022, received a forty-year prison term in a Texas jail.
Broussard was given a sentence for aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence by District Judge Richard Beacom.
On August 21, 2022, the Rockwall Police Department detained Broussard after discovering that his fiancée had left the house they shared in the middle of the night. Before a neighbor allowed her in and dialed 911, she raced from one home to another looking for assistance. Despite being severely hurt, the victim was able to inform authorities that Broussard repeatedly beat, choked, and smothered her until she was rendered unconscious in reprisal for her choice.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital by EMS, where she was identified as having many shattered vertebrae, two potentially fatal brain hemorrhages, a black eye, a swollen face, and finger-shaped marks on her neck. Police discovered video evidence from a security camera Broussard had put in the couple’s bedroom during their inquiry.
Her version of how the assault occurred was supported by the video, which also demonstrated the appalling violence of the assault she managed to survive. In one scene from the video, Broussard is seen strangling the victim with both hands around her neck while muttering through clenched teeth, “I’m gonna kill you with my own two hands.”
Lead prosecutor Kerri New remarked, “As a career prosecutor, I’ve seen the aftermath of violence more times than I can count, but seeing it firsthand on video is rare.” “This victim displayed extraordinary bravery by protecting herself from potentially fatal assault and by speaking up on behalf of herself and all victims who came before her. Her bravery has put an end to Broussard’s days of abusing women.
This Was Not The First Time That Broussard Had Harmed A Lady
Police reported that he had previously abused at least four other women, including one incident in Deep Ellum in 2018 that was seen on film by onlookers. That video showed Broussard striking his victim in the head so forcefully that her head struck a wall, causing her scalp to bleed.
Early in the cycle of abuse, if a perpetrator is not held accountable, the violence frequently gets worse. This savagery must end since it not only harms the innocent victims but also their children, families, and community.