A 25-year-old Oklahoma City man is facing a slew of domestic abuse charges after he admitted to beating and repeatedly cheating on his girlfriend on the Dr. Phil talk show.
Timothy Cruz has been charged with seven counts of punching, kicking and attempting to strangle Brittany Roberts, the mother of their 6-month-old daughter, between 2011 and 2013.
Cruz and Roberts appeared on the popular syndicated program, which originally aired in May, where the 25-year-old man told host Dr. Phil McGraw that he had choked his girlfriend while holding their baby daughter.
During the episode titled ‘Broken Bones, Broken Hearts and Broken Engagements?’ which was broadcast again Monday, Miss Roberts described her boyfriend as ‘evil, abusive’ and a ‘ticking time bomb,’ adding that at times she feared that he could kill her.
Yet, the woman said in the emotional interview she still considered marring Cruz if he could change his way.
During a later phone conversation between the couple, which was recorded by police, Mr Cruz apologized to the mother of his daughter for abusing and choking her, The Oklahoman reported.
When Roberts asked Cruz if he was being honest on the show, the 25-year-old replied: ‘Yes…everything I said on the show was absolutely 100 per cent, I mean honest to God true,’ according to a probable cause affidavit.
(Source: Daily Mail)