& # 39; There is a monster in him & # 39 ;: the wife of Michigan battles tears when she confronts the abusive husband
& # 39; There is a monster in him & # 39 ;: Michigan woman fights back in tears in court while she confronts the abusive husband that she says hit her, strangled her and pulled through a mirror while he was in jail for 45 days. put for abuse
- Andrew Sonntag, 31, was first accused of maltreatment by strangulation, but a jury found him guilty of a lesser attack of abuse and battery
- Samantha woman said of ex Andrew & # 39; this monster was released on me & # 39;
- She & # 39; was forced to wear heavy makeup to hide her injuries dozens of times & # 39;
- Koppel, from Macomb County, got a secret bond and was married for 7 months
- Samantha accused Sonntag of abusing her for her children
- Sonntag was sentenced to 45 days in prison and 18 months in probation
Lauren Fruen for Dailymail.com
A woman from Michigan fought tears in court when she confronted her abusive husband with whom she said that she had beaten her, strangled her and pulled her through a mirror.
Samantha Sonntag told a judge that there is a & # 39; sample & # 39; in her ex is, Andrew, 31, and & # 39; this monster is released on me & # 39 ;.
The couple had been married for only seven months, but at that time Samantha claimed that she had to wear heavy make-up to hide her injuries dozens of times, Fox 2 reports.
An emotional Samantha, from Macomb County, told the court: "There is a monster in him that only God can let go and this monster was released on me.
I still think that a normal person would want to know why his husband would try to kill them. & # 39;
Samantha Sonntag, left, fought back in court while she accused her husband Andrew, right, beat her, strangle her and pull her through a mirror
The couple, pictured, married in secret and had been married for only seven months
Sonntag was first accused of maltreatment by strangulation, but a jury found him guilty of a lesser attack of abuse and battery.
Samantha added: "A simple attack would have been that he hit me in the face, not that he strangled me twice, hit me until my face was smashed and pulled me through a broken glass mirror. Nothing is simple about that.
I understand why less than half of all victims testify against their abusers. I understand why it usually takes 5 to 7 times the violence before the police are involved. & # 39;
The couple married in secret in 2017 but a few months later the court heard that he would attack Samantha in Clinton Township.
She says that he got more control and Sonntag would abuse her for her children and that at one point she almost tried to commit suicide.
Samantha, pictured on the left, is comforted in court after she has said to a judge that her ex is a monster & # 39; used to be
Samantha claims that she had to wear heavy make-up to hide her injuries dozens of times, pictured on the left. Sonntag, right, was sentenced to 45 days in prison and 18 months in probation
According to Samantha, Andrew was on trial at that time for indictment in Oakland County.
She said: & # 39; I should have protected my girls, but in reality they wanted to protect me. I left Andrew because I saw the tears in my daughter's eyes. I knew I was hurting her by staying.
I forgive you Andrew. I can forgive a sick person because you are sick. I can sincerely forgive you, but I can not forgive what you have done to me. & # 39;
Sonntag – sentenced to 45 days in prison and 18 months probationary period – said: "All in all is my austerity, everything else has gone great."
His lawyer added that he is being treated for domestic violence, drugs and alcohol.