He says Roberson was sitting on top of the woman, using only his hands to destroy her face.
“It’s something that makes you take a few steps back,” Medina said.
That teen stayed home from school on Thursday, because he was too traumatized by what he saw.
“I have to believe that it is deeply disturbing for a teenager to see a woman beat to where her eyeballs are out,” said Emily O’Donnell from the Women’s Foundation.
“I have to believe that it is deeply disturbing for a teenager to see a woman beat to where her eyeballs are out,” she said.
O’Donnell says children who witness domestic violence are more likely to be violent when they grow up. She says they are also more prone to substance abuse problems.
O’Donnell is working on legislation that would add to the sentence of someone found guilty of committing domestic violence in front of a child.
Michael Roberson remains in custody at the Hamilton County Jail. He’s charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated domestic assault.
Court records states Roberson was charged with assault in 2006.
The judge found him not guilty for reason of insanity, and the charges were dismissed.