Coral Springs Man Strangled, Threatened to Shoot Ex-Girlfriend

Coral Springs Man Strangled, Threatened to Shoot Ex-Girlfriend

Richard Rosario

By Kevin Deutsch

A Coral Springs man was arrested after police said he pushed, choked, and threatened to shoot his ex-girlfriend, according to court records.

The violence began after Richard Rosario, 31, who lives with his ex-girlfriend and has children with her, saw her talking with a male neighbor outside their apartment, according to an arrest affidavit filed by Coral Springs Police.

Back inside their residence, the victim picked up their one-year-old daughter in her arms, police said. That’s when Rosario grabbed the girl with one hand and pushed his ex-girlfriend with the other, causing her to fall, the affidavit states.

As they fought over the child, Rosario put his hand around the victim’s neck, pushing her into a wall while choking her, according to police.

When a neighbor heard the commotion and came to the door, Rosario stopped choking the victim and told her “he was going to put a bullet in her head,” the affidavit states.

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Rosario owns two handguns, police said.

The victim phoned the police, who charged Rosario with domestic battery by strangulation. He was taken to the Broward Main Jail and released on a $1,000 bond.

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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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