A Christian businesswoman in Texas who advocated against domestic violence died after she was allegedly battered by her estranged boyfriend whom she begged her church to pray for just days before she was attacked, her pastor said.
Grand Prairie Police told ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA that they were called in by staff at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on Sept. 21 after Anger Room founder Donna Alexander was brought to the emergency room by her boyfriend, Nathaniel Mitchell, with severe head injuries. Anger Room, which was founded by Alexander in 2008, allows customers to smash things for a fee as a way to relieve stress.
When Mitchell was questioned by authorities about what happened, he claimed the petite businesswoman had fallen in the shower, according to CBS. They found his explanation inconsistent with Alexander’s injuries and he was arrested for outstanding warrants. Detectives later charged him with aggravated assault. When Alexander died on Sept. 24, they upgraded that charge to murder.
Alexander’s two children told family that they were locked inside a room and could hear their mother screaming and glass breaking the day their mother was beaten.
“Don’t wait until it’s too late. My sister waited until it was too late,” Alexander’s sister, Lauren Armour, said at a candlelight vigil on Monday.
Alexander had been having relationship struggles and she shared some of what she was going through with friends but not with her church family at Crossroads Christian Church where Brian Carter, an associate pastor, said she requested prayer for Mitchell just days before she was attacked.
“Her very last prayer request was for her assailant,” Carter said. “His heart’s not right and [she] pray[ed] that his heart would soften.”
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Source: Christian Post