Baton Rouge Police: Three children watch as ex-boyfriend beats, chokes their mother _lowres

Donald Robinson

A man forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, and after getting inside, he beat and choked her in front of her three small children, Baton Rouge police said.

Donald Robinson, 28, knocked loudly on the door at a McClelland Drive apartment and when the woman opened the door a crack, he forced the door open and began beating and choking her in her bedroom, according to a warrant for his arrest.

While the attack was taking place, the woman’s three children, who are 6, 5 and 2 years old, watched with one of them asking Robinson to stop — but he replied by saying that if the child didn’t shut up, he would kill the child and her mother, the warrant says.

The woman tried to call police, but Robinson took her phone, the warrant says. She was able to escape because she had access to her phone long enough to call someone to pick her up, and when that person arrived Robinson fled, the warrant says.

Robinson and the woman had lived together two years ago. Since then, though, the woman obtained a restraining order against him. He was arrested in September for violating the order, the warrant says.

Robinson, of 1251 N. Ardenwood Drive, Apt. 53, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of false imprisonment, home invasion, violation of a protective order and domestic abuse battery with strangulation and child endangerment.