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Charges: Woman hit ex with dumbbell

Complaint: 9-pound weight knocked him out 

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An Eau Claire woman is accused of knocking out her ex-boyfriend with a 9-pound dumbbell.

Kimberly M. Martin, 33, 1515 Lyndale Ave., is charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of substantial battery and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct by use of a dangerous weapon.

Martin is free on a $200 signature bond and returns to court Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police officers arrived at Martin’s residence on Jan. 14 to find Martin with blood on her hands and holding a bloody napkin.

Martin told officers she and her ex-boyfriend still live at the same house because they bought it together.

Martin said she came home to find her ex-boyfriend drunk.

She said she was not happy with him and made comments that he is always drunk and allows his mother to be at the house.

Martin said her ex-boyfriend’s mother is not allowed in her house and makes everything worse.

Martin said her ex-boyfriend came into her room and she hit him with a 9-pound dumbbell.

Martin said she wasn’t afraid and that he did not do anything. She just simply did not want him in her room.

Martin said her ex-boyfriend made no statements of any acts of violence where she needed to defend herself.

Martin said her ex-boyfriend wasn’t yelling when he came into her room. He was drunk.

Martin said she didn’t remember how many times she struck her ex-boyfriend with the dumbbell.

The ex-boyfriend had multiple injuries on his face, lost consciousness and sustained a concussion.

The ex-boyfriend’s mother told police Martin had been very abusive to her son in the past.

The mother said Martin was also shaking the dumbbell in the air in a threatening manner while yelling at her.

If convicted of the felony charge, Martin could be sentenced to up to 18 months in prison.

Contact: 715-833-9207, dan.holtz@ecpc.com


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