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March 23, 2009

New York State Senator indicted on domestic assault charges

New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate has been indicted for allegedly assaulting a female companion at his home in Jackson Heights last December.

This just in from Helen Peterson at the Queen's DA's office:

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that a Queens County grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate with assaulting his alleged girlfriend at his Jackson Heights apartment this past December.
 
 The grand jury charged Monserrate, 41, with three counts of second-degree assault, a Class D felony, and three counts of third-degree assault, a Class A misdemeanor.
 
 According to the charges, during the early morning hours of December 19, 2008, Monserrate assaulted Karla Giraldo, 29.  Ms. Giraldo was treated at a local Queens hospital, where she received stitches to the area surrounding her left eye.

According to one media report, security camera footage from the day of the alleged assault shows the freshman Democratic senator dragging a bleeding woman out of his apartment building.

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Is it wrong that when I saw this in the news my first thought was "please let it be a republican?"

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