When you think you have seen the worst of the worst, another heartbreaking story comes up to sorrowfully reassure you that you haven't seen anything yet. Take the story of Gage Ford, for instance, who turned out to be a ruthless monster.
He beat on his girlfriend mercilessly partly because he didn't appreciate her carrying his baby.
The 21-year-old kicked and beat his 4-months-pregnant girlfriend, Ally Stephens, and then told her to "get rid of it." He was referring to his baby Stephens was carrying.
The woman had to be rushed to the hospital with severe injuries. Her face was barely recognizable after the vicious attack.
Later on, when she recounted the horrifying story to the cops, she gave an excruciating blow-by-blow account of what went down.
During the beating, her boyfriend choked her and even kicked her in the stomach. Clearly, he was trying to kill their unborn child.
It Was Not The First Time It Had Happened
Before the latest attack, Ally had made a police incident report at Norman city on October 1. She was accusing her boyfriend of domestic abuse.
Following the report, her boyfriend was arraigned in court.
The district attorney at Cleveland County requested that the bond be set at $30,000. But the presiding judge, Scott Brockman, issued a $1,500 bond.
The district attorney was not happy with the judge's decision since the report said that Gage had threatened to kill Ally.
Following his release, things only got worse for Ally.
On October 17, Gage violently attacked her again.
This Time It Was Really Bad
Ally had to go to the hospital to get treatment for her injuries.
The district attorney, Greg Mashburn, did not hide his displeasure with how the judge handled Ally's case previously.
"We have a victim who is beaten unrecognizable, and this didn't have to happen."
"We get in front of these judges, we ask them to listen to our victims and listen to us, and our judgment."
"I just can't say, 'Oh well the judge just decided not to do that', when I see a pattern that puts people at risk."
The district attorney also noticed that the judge had either issued low bonds or lowered them on many other occasions.
After his most recent incident, Gage turned himself in on October 23, and he was arrested.
It's not like he had much of choice. The US Marshals were hunting for him already.
Gage Faces Multiple Charges
After his arrest, Gage faced domestic abuse charges, strangulation, battery by strangulation, and domestic abuse with a prior physical abuse pattern.
This time around, he won't be getting off so easily. His bail is set at $250,000.
And as for Ally, things are looking up.
For starters, she is making a remarkable recovery. Currently, she is bravely sharing her story with other victims of abuse.
Ally is encouraging domestic abuse victims to come forward and reveal those who have abused them. Way to go, Ally!