Egregious Domestic Incident

Police were called to a hospital Thursday night for what has been described as an “egregious domestic incident.”  There they found Talefia Parker, 26.

Reportedly her husband has been suspicious of her in the last month. The couple were married in January of 2005. Allegedly in June, Clyde E. “Cat Daddy” Bradley, 52, got angry at her in June and accused her of cheating on him.

Reportedly within the last month, Bradley has beaten her with his hands, stabbed her in the face with a ballpoint pen, singed her skin with a hot iron, heated knives and placed their hot blades against her skin, burning it. He is accused also of pouring boiling water on her lower body causing a severe burn this week. Allegedly he also heated a glass and placed it between her legs, causing burns to the inside of her thighs. 

Bradley, who has been described as loud and confrontational, has been married before. The marriage lasted for 6 years, but ended in 1998. But he was  charged with aggravated battery in 1993 in a similar incident with with the first wife. Allegedly he punched the first wife, hit her in the head with a telephone, burned her on the arm with a cigarette, and refused to let her leave the house for 4 days. Though he was arrested for aggravated battery, court records do not show that he was ever formally booked on the charge.

In this incident Bradley has been charged with heinous battery and two counts of aggravated domestic battery. He appeared in court for the first time via a video conference Friday. The Assistant’s State’s Attorney requested a high bond for Bradley. The attorney stated that the high bond was needed to protect Bradley’s wife, who remains hospitalized. And he also said that it was because Bradley, who works as a security guard, knows several police officers who could afford to help him out with bond. The charges indicate that prosecutor’s believe that Bradley acted in an “exceptionally brutal and heinous behavior indicative of wanton cruelty,” which could lead to a more severe punishment. The judge set the bond at $1 million dollars, a bond that is normally only used for persons accused of murder.

Bradley does have a criminal history. In 1983, he was sentenced to prison on drug charges, and in 1990 a case for drug induced homicide against him was dropped when a witness died.

A local police chief says he used to work out at a gym with Bradley, and described his shock at the crimes he is accused of.

“I am shocked if in fact he is involved,” the chief said Friday. “It tells me that he completely flipped out or something. “I never knew him to be violent. I thought they had a good relationship.”

http://www.pjstar.com/stories/072906/TRI_BAH2J22J.064.shtml

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/local_story_210201430.html

http://www.hoinews.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=13884

Outside the home, an abuser might be seen as a caring, loving partner. Outside the home they may be very solicitous of their partner. But once they return home, things may change, even their personality may seem to change. The jovial, nice, charming person outside the home or in front of certain other people, may act angry, jealous and controlling in the privacy of the home. Another sign that it isn’t a “loss of control”.

Jealousy is also a common theme in abusive relationships.

If you have ever had a burn, and most people have had some type of burn at one time, you know how painful they can be. Besides the pain, there is also the chance  of infection and they frequently leave scars. But along with the physical injuries she recieved, think of the month of torture that Parker went through. Often the psychological injuries last longer and are harder to reccuperate from than the physical injuries.

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6 Comments

  1. MagZ said,

    July 31, 2006 at 12:24 am

    Why can’t he be held on attempted murder? Seems like he was working up to it. I love the fact this Judge did the right thing.

  2. July 31, 2006 at 1:32 am

    According to what I read, he is facing a maximum of 90 years on the existing charges, because of the “heinous” specification added to the charge (I don’t know if that is consectutive or concurrent). Now we know he most likely won’t get the max, but it looks like he will get more time for these charges than he would an attempted murder charge.

  3. mika said,

    November 1, 2006 at 12:27 am

    I hope he never gets out. Hee not only tried to destroy my friends life but other women as well, some may not even be here anymore May Peace be upon them. Talefia Parker is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet theres no reason she should have gone through this nightmare.I hope theres justice done!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. SEXY A said,

    December 1, 2006 at 7:53 am

    I hope he never gets out there is no reason why that should of happen. I wish she would have told me. I love Talefia Parker with all my heart. She is a true a “Blessed Woman” and my god keep blessing you everyday.

  5. yolanda said,

    June 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Well this is my father and I want known that my mother went thru all the same things and that was almost 30 years ago. Laws were diffrent then and the way people treated domestic violence I’m glad all the women finaly got justice because life with him was hell. So sleep well tonight mom. And dad god forgives people don’t so you better find him

  6. yolanda said,

    June 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I would also like to add to the chief of police. I’ve called the police myself and there was nothing done. You can save the act your department coverd for him.


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