COURTLAND TWP., Mich. (WZZM) -- A Michigan woman who says
she was beaten with a crowbar and left for dead, described her ordeal
Monday in court.
Pamela Brabo says her husband, Marshall, thought he had beaten her to
death, but she was able to escape after he passed out from pills.
With the wounds still visible on her face and head, Pamela described
the night she spent with her soon-to-be ex-husband of 33 years. Marshall
had invited her to his home in Courtland Township, so they could talk
about their divorce. She says they ate dinner and had sex.
"There was no
anger. None whatsoever," says Pamela.
She said the two laid in bed and talked. It wasn't until she got up to leave, that his demeanor changed.
"I heard him say he talked to his divorce attorney. (He said) 'I don't
know how to tell you this, but we're both going to die tonight,'" Pamela
Pamela says Marshall got a crowbar and a wrench and hit her several
times over the next two to three hours. "I was trying to say 'Marshall
why are you hurting me?' He said, 'You son of a bitch, you think I'm
going to pay for a divorce?'"
At one point Pamela said she pretended to have a seizure, then held
her breath and acted like she was dead. "He wiped my face with a cloth. I
could feel the bones moving in my face. It hurt so bad."
Finally, Pamela says Marshall took some pills and fell asleep. That's
when she snuck out of the house and drove herself to a nearby McDonalds
where she called for help. Marshall was later found passed out in his
bed and taken to the hospital. Police also found a bloody crowbar and
wrench in the home.
Judge Steven Servaas ruled that there was enough evidence for a trial
and bound him over to circuit court. He will face a charge of assault
with intent to murder.