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Dallas domestic violence suspect faces unprecedented bond

by Emily Roberts | Apr 17, 2014

Dallas domestic violence suspect faces unprecedented bond

April 16, 2014
by Rebecca Lopez
WFAA

DALLAS — Geandre Wallace has been in jail over and over and over again — four times for assaulting a woman.

Police and prosecutors feel he is so dangerous, his bond was set at $1 million.

"Never in my career have I heard a million dollar bond on a family violence case," said Paige Flink, executive director of The Family Place, a resource for victims of domestic violence.

Wallace's latest target was his girlfriend. Court documents show he strangled her, kicked her in the face and knocked her unconscious last month.

"The complainant's jaw was broken; she had to have screws in her mouth holding her jaw together," a police report stated.

Police and prosecutors believe Wallace is such a threat that prosecutors requested the judge "put every condition you can on him, including GPS monitor. He told the arresting officer he is gathering bail money now so he can kill her when he bonds out."

"In this situation, you see the repeat offenses... you see the threat to kill... you see the strangulation... you see the lethality markers," Flink said. "That's why they set the bond."

For months, Dallas police, prosecutors, and victims' advocates have been meeting to identify women who are at the highest risk of being murdered.

News 8 has learned that Dallas police have already been on 22 home visits to women they feel face the greatest potential danger.

Police plan to monitor the victims closely to make sure they are safe, and to see what is happening with both the victim and the suspect. If they feel the victim needs more help, they will step in.

Flink said the intervention team will also alert women that they could be in danger based on known indicators.

Police say identifying high-risk victims is still a work in progress because in 50 percent of domestic murder cases, the women have never called police.

But the Dallas Police Department says its goal is to save as many victims as they can.

Read more at WFAA.com.

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