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Graphic video shows bodybuilder’s “roid rage” attack on girlfriend

September 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Graphic video shows bodybuilder’s “roid rage” attack on girlfriend

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Graphic video shows bodybuilder’s “roid rage” attack on girlfriend

A horrific and graphic video showing a large bodybuilder beating his girlfriend surfaced on the internet this week as the man is behind bars in Michigan after what attorneys are referring to as a “roid rage” attack.

The video, released by Fox2Detroit, shows Paul Bashi, 35, punching, kicking and throwing candles at 22-year-old Kristina Perry inside of his home in Washington Township back in July. At one point in the footage, his arm is full of blood as he throws a canister at Perry, who is held up against a wall and a couch.

“Time and time again this defendant beat her as she lay motionless,” Assistant Macomb County Prosecutor Jordan Fields told a court this week. “How she did not die, I have no idea. She should have died.”

Bashi is in custody in the Macomb County Jail on a $5 million bond and faces one count each of assault with intent to murder and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

The video shows Bashi repeatedly punching, kicking, throwing lit candles at his girlfriend

Law enforcement officials that dispatched to the residence after the attack reportedly discovered cocaine, marijuana, meth, ecstasy, and a substance that comprises human growth hormone.

“The defendant was using great quantities of steroids for a national body-building competition,” his lawyer, David Griem, told the court Monday. “I believe what happened that day was something referred to as ‘roid rage,’ short for steroid rage.”

Prosecutors say Perry was kicked over 100 times and was stabbed multiple times during the 40-minute attack. Bashi was taken into custody after neighbors discovered Perry on the porch.

Perry has recovered after she was in a coma for days – but then went to the court hearing to request that the charges against Bashi to be dismissed.

“She said she wanted the defendant out of jail, and told the judge that it was her fault,” Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said to Fox2Detroit.

The judge overseeing the case reportedly referred the matter to Macomb County Community Corrections and directed the agency to review the incident further.

Smith though said defendants usually place “pressure on the victim to dismiss charges.”

“Our office handles 2,500 domestic violence cases a year,” he told Fox2Detroit. “Of those cases, 60% of the victims recant their story or don’t show up to the court.”

“If you see someone going through this, even though they say they are not — they are afraid to come forward,” he noted. “You have got to step in and help.”

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