Man allegedly beats girlfriend for saying ‘what’

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A man was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend after she allegedly angered him by saying “what” when he asked her a question.

Henry Euphresia Enis, 26, allegedly beat up his girlfriend while she was holding their newborn child, who has spinal muscular atrophy.

Enis is currently charged with assault and battery, strangulation, and disturbing the peace.

Enis appeared before Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio for a bail hearing last Tuesday. Kim-Tenorio imposed a $20,000 cash bail and remanded Enis back to the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Enis was ordered to return to court for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 28 at 2:30pm. His arraignment is on Oct. 19 at 9am.

According to court documents, police responded to a disturbing the peace incident at the couple’s residence back on Sept. 21. The victim told police that she was in the kitchen washing dishes when Enis confronted her and asked her what she had said to him, to which she replied; “Nothing. I didn’t say anything besides saying ‘what,’” she said.

Enis then allegedly used his left elbow to hit her right shoulder, causing her to feel pain and made her eyesight blurry.

Later, the victim said she told Enis that she was going to her mom’s house in Oleai. The victim said Enis approached her while she was carrying their son, who had a medical condition, and punched, slapped, and kicked her.

She told police that she does not know which hand or foot he used, as he was blocking her face and she was protecting her son. When she managed to put her son down, she said Enis pulled her hair and dragged her on the floor, scraping her left knee. The victim said Enis also used his left hand to squeeze her neck, making it hard for her to breathe.

The victim told police that she had never reported her boyfriend for previous incidents, but this time she was just fed up.

In an interview with Enis, he admitted to punching, kicking, and slapping his girlfriend because she had said something to piss him off.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.
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