What I like most about this piece is the fact that the woman still aims to marry this person. True love in action. No shaking!
When Timothy D. Cruz opened up on ‘Dr. Phil‘ about choking, punching and kicking his girlfriend, he made the job of building a case against him for domestic violence much easier for criminal investigators.
BY MICHAEL WALSH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Timothy D. Cruz, 25, faces seven counts of domestic abuse after he told Dr. Phil that he assaulted his girlfriend, Brittany Roberts.
An Oklahoma City man told Dr. Phil’s national television audience that he choked, punched and kicked his girlfriend in a “blind rage.” He broke her nose, gave her black eyes and cheated on her with both men and women.
Now he has to pay the piper.
Timothy D. Cruz, 25, faces seven counts of domestic abuse, including two by strangulation, for admittedly beating Brittany Roberts over the course of two years beginning in March 2011.
“My biggest fear about myself is that I might go so far as to take her life,” Cruz said.
Dr. Phil said he was shocked she would stay with someone who treated her so terribly.
Police started building their case against Cruz after Roberts told investigators about nearly a dozen different times he allegedly either assaulted or threatened her, reported The Oklahoman newspaper.
She also mentioned the couple’s appearance on the “Dr. Phil” episode “Broken Bones, Broken Hearts and Broken Engagements?”
On the show, which re-aired Monday, Cruz said he could not control his rage and was “extremely violent” toward Roberts.
“I’ll wrap my whole arm around her neck, putting as much force behind it as I can,” Cruz said. “When I feel her body go limp, then I’ll start to let go.”
Timothy D. Cruz said, “My biggest fear about myself is that I might go so far as to take her life,” Cruz said.
One time Roberts threw away Cruz’s fast food, so he punched her in the face, breaking her nose and spilling blood on the floor, the couple explained.
“That continued to make me more mad. The fact that she was getting blood on the floor,” he said.
Tears welled up in Roberts’ eyes as she described Cruz as “evil, abusive and unfaithful.”
Cruz said he cheated on Roberts about 11 times with both women and men. He used Craigslist to find men for sexual relationships.
On the show, Roberts said she still might marry Cruz despite suffering his vicious beatings and serial infidelity.
“It consumes … he’ll be on it for a week straight. Just looking constantly,” Roberts said.
Nevertheless, she said she still might marry him.
“Look at me. Make eye contact,” Dr. Phil told Roberts. “This man is going to kill you!”
Cruz told police, “Everything I said on the show was absolutely 100 percent, I mean honest to God true,” authorities reported.
Oklahoma County prosecutors filed the charges against Cruz Tuesday.