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Domestic Violence Victim Accused of Asking for Money to Drop Charges

A 23-year-old alleged domestic violence victim was arrested after reportedly trying to shake down her mother-in-law for $50,000 in exchange for dropping the charges against her husband.

According to reports, on May 19, a Miami, Florida, man and his wife got into a fight. It was reported that during the incident, he issued a death threat to her friend. He also allegedly slammed his wife’s head against the wall.

When the police came, the man was taken into custody and booked into the Miami-Dade County Correctional Facility. He was incarcerated on a $26,500 bond for two counts of false imprisonment with a deadly weapon, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

It was reported that on May 20, the alleged victim spoke to her mother-in-law. She reportedly told the woman she wanted to talk to her in person, and she asked her to meet her at the Islander Marketplace in Courvoisier Centre.

When she arrived, the woman’s daughter-in-law reportedly informed her about the situation, and let her know that her son was arrested for domestic violence. The allegedly abused wife reportedly added that she would drop the charges if $50,000 was handed over.

The mother-in-law notified the authorities about the alleged incident, and the police collected text messages from her phone that they believe were exchanged between herself and her daughter-in-law. They asserted that the messages were proof of the alleged attempted extortion.

The police obtained an arrest warrant for the woman on October 26. They were able to take her into custody without incident. She was booked into the Miami-Dade Correctional Facility, and she is being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond.

The woman’s attorney stated that her client’s mother-in-law made the extortion claim, implying that it could have been done in retaliation.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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