Newlywed woman who plunged to her death recorded fight with husband moments before fall: 'Quit punching my face'
A man has been charged with domestic assault after his wife of merely two weeks fell to her death and died in a parking garage in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday.
Allissa L. Jenkins née Martin was found dead by St. Louis police in the early hours of Sunday morning on a ramp in a parking garage close to Busch Stadium.
The 27-year-old woman was found by the cops close to where she and husband Bradley S. Jenkins attended the Cardinals baseball game against the Chicago Cubs the night prior.
According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by People magazine, police officers responded to a 911 call at 1:45 am on June 2, alerting them that a woman had fallen from the stadium's east parking garage.
According to reports, police arrived at the scene within minutes, finding Bradley straddling Allisa’s body and covered in blood.
Bradley “was agitated and appeared to be intoxicated,” the affidavit further stated.
Meanwhile, Allissa’s cell phone, which was still recording video, was found by investigators on the seventh floor of the garage, above the area where her body was found.
In the video footage unearthed from the victim's phone, Allissa had the camera pointing at herself before turning it to face Bradley, showing him on camera, according to the affidavit. “During the recording, you can hear her yell for him to quit punching her face,” the document alleges.
Bradley and Allissa were married in Las Vegas on May 22. The couple reportedly got engaged in October last year.
It continued, “She eventually drops the camera. Shortly after that, you hear her scream as she falls and you hear the thump of her body hitting the ground.” Police authorities also allege in the affidavit that Bradley told the officers “several lies.”
“He claimed he had never been on the rooftop with her, but the video shows them together on the rooftop right at the beginning. He also claimed the argument never got physical, yet, on the recording, you hear the argument being physical,” the affidavit says.
“The investigation is continuing to determine whether the defendant should be charged with homicide in connection with her death,” the document concludes. Police are also reportedly planning to interview coworkers that attended the baseball game with the couple to find out more on the case.
“The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued one count of Domestic Assault 3rd against Bradley Jenkins,” a public information officer from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department told the media outlet. “Bond was set at $100,000 cash only.”
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