Two people have been charged with aggravated assault after they allegedly beat a woman so viciously that investigators say it’s among the worst assaults they’ve ever seen.
The 39-year-old victim remains in the intensive care unit with numerous broken bones including broken ribs and two broken orbital bones, a busted nose, lacerated spleen and a lacerated liver.
“We’re confident it wasn’t one beating, it was a series of several beatings over the course of some time,” said Staff Sgt. Todd Cox with Windsor police. “We don’t know how long that was. We’re asking for the public’s assistance to determine if anybody knows anything and can help us.”
Jonathan Riley, 25, and Kaiyla Schram, 27, are both charged with aggravated assault.
The people involved all know each other. Police said the two suspects are in a relationship together. They have been kept in custody until their next scheduled court appearance on Tuesday.
Police received a call around 1:30 p.m. on May 22 about a domestic assault in progress in the 1600 block of Laing Street. Officers arrived to find a woman “in distress” inside a tent in the backyard.
The woman was suffering from a long list of injuries that police say are consistent with a vicious beating or a series of repeated attacks. She is expected to survive but the recovery will likely be a long one.
“The victim right now is unfortunately in intensive care, sedated,” said Cox.
He said some of the investigating officers told him the woman’s injuries are among the worst they’ve ever seen.
“We don’t know how long it’s been occurring for,” said Cox. “We’re hoping that the public, someone in that neighbourhood or someone around there will know something.” Anyone with information can call Windsor police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4830.