INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A belt, a gun and a meth pipe. The victim of a brutal assault told FOX 4 those are just some of the weapons an Independence, Mo., man used to assault her.
Thirty-two-year-old Cornelius Coleman is currently on parole and a registered sex offender. He now faces charges of assault and kidnapping.
The victim, who did not want to be shown on camera, is identified in court documents as “A.W.” She says Coleman was high on meth when, over the course of several days, he viciously abused her.
“I was going to die,” she said. “Just anything I did that he did not agree with, anything I said.”
A.W. says Coleman, while high on meth, snapped. She was handcuffed, put in a room, and according to court documents, struck with a belt more than 15 times.
It was the same belt he used to then choke her.