Arguments between husbands and wives are natural and there is no couple on earth that doesn’t fight or argue. These fights and arguments bring the couples closer to each other and they understand each other better than they used to.
However, this man took arguments to the next level when he started abusing his wife physically. Charlotte Rooks met Craig Thomas two years before the horrific incident took place. Craig posed as a caring man who would walk into her workplace just to check if she was fine.
Days got tough for Charlotte when her house caught fire and she had to move into a new place with her 13-year-old and Craig began to visit her daily and quite frequently. During those days Charlotte told Craig to return to his home so that they could both go to work the other day but an argument broke out and Craig punched her.
From then on Craig made her sleep naked and upright every night. He made her eat her dead foster mum’s pictures and a ring she had left her. He made her spend nights naked and standing up while pregnant.
She tried to escape the clutches of the monster but every time she did so Craig threatened her to kill her family and son. Charlotte was tortured everyday and thought about ending her life daily but one day decided to run away and free herself.
After sending her son to her mothers she planned her escape in the very sorry state she was in. She ran to get help from the people nearest to her who finally took her to a hospital where a nurse persuaded her to register a complain against her abusive boyfriend.
After a lot of persuasion Charlotte filed a report against Craig and he was sentenced to jail for 10 years in what the judge called the worst domestic abuse case. Charlotte survived to tell her tale and she set an example for other women to fight injustice and cruelty.
The next time your husband or boyfriend raises his hand on you, it is time to call it off and report it to the police.