Court Documents: Man Beat His Wife So Severely Her Pupils Burst

South Knoxville (WVLT) -- A Knoxville man is facing charges of attempted first degree murder after investigators say he severely beat his wife.

Court documents show 19 year-old Domina Jemial Benton and his wife got into an argument on Saturday at about 10:00 a.m. at their home on Daylily Drive in South Knoxville.

Investigators say Benton hit his wife, Pamela, with his hands, a broom, and a belt.

They say he then strangled her with an extension cord, causing her to loose consciousness.

They also say that caused her pupils to burst, causing her to lose vision.

It's not clear if she is permanently blinded.

Paramedics took Pamela Benton to Fort Sanders Regional Medical where a nurse described her as being near death.

Representatives at Fort Sanders say Benton is no longer a patient there but could not say if she was released or transferred to another hospital.

Domina Benton is charged with attempted first degree murder.

He is behind bars on $200,000 bond.

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  • by Britttany Location: Flordia on Jan 9, 2008 at 02:07 AM
    In my oppion i dont think he looks like the type to hurt a fly... So why is he in jail when there is no official evadence that he was the one who done those outragous things to her???? I mean just because she said he did those things to her you should go a do a lie detector test on her to see if she is rellin the truth before you incarate him for something that you find out in the long run he did not do and a crime he dide not commet.... So take it into some conciteration and do some investagation.....
  • by jah Location: knoxville on Nov 29, 2007 at 07:53 AM
    wow...this is really a shocker to me bcuz i wnt to middle school and high school with domina, although he was always somewhat disturbed, i never cld have imagined he wld do something like this. i will have his wife and her family in my prayers


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