By Jim Clark
A woman came to the Somerville Police Station last week, reporting that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend on the previous day, according to reports.
The woman reportedly told police that her boyfriend, Luis Fernando Gonzalez, 32, assaulted her in their Broadway apartment.
She stated that Gonzalez had been drinking and became argumentative for no apparent reason, police said. The woman reportedly said that Gonzalez began hitting her and also held her neck and attempted to strangle her.
After she fell to the floor, Gonzalez reportedly continued drinking as he took her cell phone from her and placed it in his pocket. He left the apartment shortly thereafter, according to the alleged victim, although he returned briefly to pack a bag, whereupon he left the apartment once again.
The alleged victim said she had no way of calling police at the time and that she was afraid of leaving her apartment because of the possibility that she might encounter Gonzalez again.
The alleged victim was advised of her rights and encouraged to check into the hospital to have her injuries examined.
An arrest warrant was prepared, charging Gonzalez with assault and battery, witness intimidation, and assault to murder.