Plainville man pleads not guilty in vicious attack

Published on Monday, 14 May 2018 17:05


PLAINVILLE - A Plainville man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the vicious beating of a woman who alleges she was strangled, kicked and punched repeatedly until her head started bleeding profusely.

David Rosario, 34, appeared Monday in Bristol Superior Court, where he entered not guilty pleas to two counts each of first-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment and one count each of second-degree threatening, first-degree unlawful restraint, disorderly conduct and first-degree strangulation.

During the brief hearing, Rosario’s attorney, Alfonzo Sirica, waived his client’s right to have a judge review his bail. He is being held on $100,000 bond.

The case has been continued to June 28.

According to the police report, a woman went to the police department on April 27 and reported that she had been attacked by Rosario, her then-boyfriend, multiple times in the past several days.

On April 22, the victim told police, Rosario allegedly grabbed her by the throat during an argument and made it difficult for her to breathe. He then knocked her to the ground, where he allegedly punched her numerous times in the head, face and right side of her body, the report continued.

Rosario, the woman alleges, only stopped the beating when he realized her head was bleeding profusely. She said he threatened to kill her if she told anyone what happened.

Then, on April 25, the victim alleges, Rosario attacked her again, punching her in the head, causing her to fall onto the ground. On the ground, the woman said she was kicked in the ribs and head, at which point she believes she lost consciousness.

The woman had to leave her job early the next day, as she vomited multiple times, which she believes was a result of head injuries she sustained. Police allege Rosario told the woman to lie about her injuries and say she was involved in a car accident.

After the woman reported the attacks to police, officers recovered some blood-covered clothing at her apartment and read text messages between the complainant and Rosario. In the messages, police wrote in their report, Rosario said “Look at your face OMG im [sic] crazy.”

“I cant [sic] take it, I did that to you, Im [sic] such scum,” the messages continued, according to the report.

Shortly after the assaults were reported, Rosario was taken into custody and interviewed. He denied any wrongdoing, saying the woman had gotten into a car accident, the police report said.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Monday, 14 May 2018 17:05. Updated: Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:22.