Friday, December 19, 2008
Hiram arrested for beating up girlfriend
Senator-elect Hiram Monserrate was arrested early this morning after he brought a woman believed to be his girlfriend to Long Island Jewish Hospital with severe lacerations on her face that will require multiple stitches to close, sources confirmed.
Monserrate and his girlfriend arrived at the hospital at approximately 4:30 a.m. where he was detained for questioning and subsequently arrested, according to an NYPD source. The incident occurred at an apartment at 37-20 83rd St. in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Monserrate was charged with assault one.
City Councilman and State State-senator-elect Hiram Monserrate, who touted himself as a staunch advocate of victims of domestic violence, was arrested early this morning for allegedly attacking and cutting his girlfriend with a broken bottle, police sources told the Post.
In 2006, Monserrate secured $100,000 to fund a program to to give women the resources they need to protect themselves from domestic violence.
COPS EYE QUEENS REP FOR GAL BEATING
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More details on the incident: It involved a beer bottle, which Monserrate allegedly used to cut his girlfriend, Karla Giraldo, 30, in or around her left eye so badly that she required 20 to 40 stitches.
And this is not the first time Hiram's gone to the clink.