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ALIYAH KNEW IT WAS GOING to be bad this time.

The 23-year-old college student was in bed when her fiancé, Joshua “J.P” Thomason, came home after an evening of drinking and darts at a local tavern. Earlier in the day he had berated her about footprints in the snow outside the condo they shared on a quiet street in Kingston. Now he was in the next room shouting, accusing her of tampering with his mobile phone and demanding to check hers.

“I just felt this fear come over me because I knew what was going to happen, I could hear it in his voice,” said Aliyah, who asked that her real name not be used. “He came into the bedroom, ripped the covers off and pulled me out of bed, then he put me in a chokehold. I fell on the floor and passed out.”


While she was passed out, police said, Thomason stomped on her head, breaking her jaw and knocking out four teeth, then brought his foot down on her back so hard that, two months later, Aliyah says she still can’t sit or stand for long periods. When she came to, Aliyah she was bloodied and stunned. Thomason was gone. She called 911 and, within minutes Kingston cops had taken Thomason into custody a short distance from the apartment as he fled the scene in a car driven by a friend.

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