Relationships aren't for everyone.
An Addison man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for beating his girlfriend, and it wasn’t his first assault, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
Earlier this week a McKinney jury found Jordan Andrew Kearney, 23, guilty of Assault-Family Violence. The judge presiding over the case, Mark J. Rusch, then gave him the maximum sentence.
During the trial this week, the jury learned that Kearney booked a hotel room for himself and his girlfriend on May 29, 2014. At some point, Kearney became angry with his girlfriend and burned her with a cigarette, Willis states in the release.
The woman tried to run away, but Kearney reportedly locked the door and followed her into the bathroom as they argued. Kearney is said to have dragged his girlfriend, kicking and beating her until she stopped moving. He then reportedly urinated on her face and mouth.
The next day, the victim went to the hospital, and police persuaded her to press charges.
The victim testified in front of the jury that Kearney had abused her many times and threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone.
Kearney was previously convicted of assaulting two other women, the jury learned. Willis says furthermore, while waiting for this trial to begin, Kearney was involved in multiple assaults at the Collin County Jail involving fellow inmates.