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Ex-Marine Who Severely Beat Girlfriend Sentenced

The former sergeant in the Marine Corps lived in Murrieta when he tortured his girlfriend.

An ex-Marine sergeant who beat his girlfriend with such ferocity that she suffered memory loss was sentenced Friday to 14 years to life in prison.

Anthony Eugene Rollins, 34, was convicted Jan. 16 of two counts of domestic violence and one count each of torture and witness intimidation, along with sentence-enhancing great bodily injury allegations, for the December 2012 attack on his then-30-year-old girlfriend, identified in court documents only as Jane Doe.

[RELATED: See the above attached news video from CBS for an older report on the case, from before Rollins was sentenced.]

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Michael Rushton imposed a sentence of seven years to life in prison for the torture count and seven years total for the remaining counts.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Rollins had a history of violence against women, with at least five reported cases in other states where the former Marine gunnery sergeant was stationed.

The victim in the case for which he was convicted had met him in the Midwest and moved to Murrieta with him after he was transferred to Camp Pendleton.

Rollins, described as intensely jealous and suspicious, had accused the victim of seeing other men while he was away from home, culminating in a confrontation on the night of Dec. 1, 2012, at his Avery Place residence, according to the prosecution.

Deputy District Attorney Tim Cross said the victim could recall little about what happened because of the nature of the injuries Rollins inflicted, though she had "flash memories" -- and a one-minute audio recording made when the defendant apparently inadvertently dialed her mobile phone, ringing through to her voicemail.

"You can hear him telling her she's never going to leave or call the police and that he's going to make it worse," Cross said. "You could hear her screaming and crying. Then you hear impact sounds."

The prosecutor said investigators believe the sounds were of Rollins striking the victim in the head, though it was never confirmed whether he used a weapon or his fist.

"She suffered a skull fracture, and there were contusions on the left and right side of her brain," Cross said. "That was the result of a very strong impact, so much so that the brain hit the skull. Her brain was bruised, according to the neurosurgeon."

Rollins deposited the unconscious woman in her bed and left her there for more than two days, according to Cross.

"She was very ill, laying there and vomiting," he said.

The defendant finally drove her to Inland Valley Medical Center, but she was ultimately transferred to Loma Linda University Medical Center for acute care.

The victim had virtually no memory of the attack, Cross said.

"She remembered him cutting the heads off her teddy bears," he said. "When she asked him to bring a bear for her to cuddle at the hospital, he told her the bear was deceased."

She did not report the assault until weeks later, when she heard herself and Rollins on the voicemail recording.

Rollins was charged in the case, as well as for striking her in the mouth with a television remote control a year earlier, breaking one of her front teeth.

Though the defendant was accused of multiple prior acts of domestic violence against other women, only one pursued criminal charges, and in that case the defendant was found not guilty after the alleged victim married him, according to Cross.


– City News Service.

Ken February 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Wow Dawn Carrasco, if you speak like you spell that may be the problem. Your husband couldn't understand exactly what you were saying to him. But congradulations on finishing the 6th grade you certainly deserve at least that much. Hope your life gets better and your spelling too.
southernbelle February 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM
little crabby this morning Ken? surely you have something better to do than police other people's spelling? good lord. get over yourself and stop jumping around all these forums nagging at people-- this is the 4th comment today from you raggin on others. go outside and walk off the attitude, it's a beautiful day!
SA February 24, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Unless one has served in our Military … then all comments should be negated as they are just mindless… However this was not a Marine, this guy is a coward pig vomit so pick on him not us all …
Sam Adams February 24, 2014 at 01:22 PM
Come on Bacon Sandwich!!! Let's here some more of your communist rattling...
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 01:50 PM
This person is a result of the wars we are in, the training received and the military overlooking violence committed against women. The Congress is trying to get laws passed to prevent rape and beatings of women. Just the fact that this person was responsible for other violence against women in other places he was stationed is deplorable. He should have been jailed, tried and sentenced and drilled out of our proud military.....but they didn't, which makes this the fault of the American people for not demanding that persons like this aren't secured, just like in public. No SA....you do not have to be a veteran to know right and wrong. It's wrong, it's cowardly and it's a crime to touch a woman in anger.....PERIOD.
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 01:55 PM
The racist comments by some of the deluded conservatives on this site is also deplorable, as Islamophobia. Islamophobia is a neologism used generally to refer to prejudice against, hatred towards, or fear of Muslims or of ethnic groups perceived to be Muslim. Because in our midst we have a liar, a fool and a crazed frustrated old man, it leads to hate on top of the hate this person placed on this woman.....how UN-AMERICAN.
Steve Newman February 24, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Convict Kleienr- wow are you one to talk about right or wrong- how is that criminal case going with Roy- oh that's right- no charges pressed- the DA did not have time to follow your childish gibberish. Now that is funny- Jeff does not get his way- kind of like at home- do you hit Cindy when she tells you no?
southernbelle February 24, 2014 at 04:52 PM
here we go again….. the newman vs kleiner sage continues. *yawn*
SA February 24, 2014 at 05:03 PM
@Kleiner is "un-America" ... Nazi
Sam Adams February 24, 2014 at 05:05 PM
I couldn't care less if it is viewed as hatred, racism, bigotry, intolerance or whatever word of the day you liberal folks choose to describe the feelings some conservatives may or may not have for your Muslim friends. I'm not afraid of the name calling or the judgement. This is America. I'm not required to like anyone and there is no law against expressing it. Deal with it.
Steve Newman February 24, 2014 at 05:25 PM
Belle- don't yawn too big- your teeth might fall out- or something might fall in. Too bad you failed in your "lets love everybody"- attempt. In order to succeed you have to have parties that want to be friends- and that will never happen. And convict- I am not afraid of Muslims- it is you who are afraid of there very existence. I just call it as I see it and I fought for that right- what did you do- suck the nipple of everything free in this country. You are a leach.
southernbelle February 24, 2014 at 06:29 PM
@steve, har har…ooooh ya got me there. *rolls eyes* "I" didn't fail at anything. You failed at getting over your bitterness, you lied and made it very clear you are not a man of honor or of your word. therefore, you failed an opportunity to let go of your shackles of hate and bitterness that was handed right to you. sad.
Steve Newman February 24, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Alek- both my son and olderst daughter served- too early for Iraq or afghanistan- but they served. My youngest daughters husband in still in the Army- did 2 tours in Iraq while you were drinking tequila and smuggling drugs in Mexico. Sorry to hear you brother got captured- el chaco- or is that el polo loco. Keep getting the mixed up.
Steve Newman February 24, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Belle- I have more honor in my little finger than you have in your whole body- as lovely as it it. And Kleienr has no honor- lying about being a racist- calling my wife an bloated cow on many occasions. I can not see how you would expect me to accept a half ass apology from a nut job like him and move on-but then I am not here to please you and your need to involve yourself in other peoples lives. So you need to adjust your expectations of people- so you don't get disappointed again. Someone dishonors my family once, they will not get a second chance.
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Belle, I promised and have kept my promise......no need to answer a fool. But from his treatment of you and his need to hang out with a man who beat his wife and girlfriend, we know the type of man old Stevo is.
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 07:25 PM
Steve concerning you, everyone's expectations are as low as possible.
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 07:29 PM
Steve with every harsh comment you dishonor your family......why don't you already know that? Another thing Ive had to teach you.
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 07:48 PM
Belle your friend Newman is after one thing. He wants to frustrate and discredit you so you stop writing on here. From his writings and threats I know this. He loves playing with a crowd on his side and when that crowd sours he shuts down. The same when he took issue with my opinion. Instead of meeting me alone he needed to bring his violent friend, both carrying weapons. Now who would be so stupid as to walk into a trap. He again shut down when I invited him to my home. So Belle, you know we do not agree on everything in the world but I will fight to keep someone like you contributing to the blog. We need more sensible people and less senseless ones.
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 08:55 PM
I have ignored his childish name calling and lies Alek.....you just made a bigger deal about it here than it actually is.....as a matter of fact, your spatting with him is not welcome either......the kettle calling the other kettle black it seems.
southernbelle February 24, 2014 at 09:39 PM
I'm interested Steve…how do you know that? That's a pretty bold statement which makes your measurement of comparison seem pretty extreme. just wondering how you concluded that measurement? Especially after you've publicly broken your word and continue to nag Jeff about every word he says, at every corner. These are not pictures of honor, sir. It is not your "lives" I involved myself in, it is concern and frustration over the 2 of you polluting every single forum with your constant pissing matches which YOU involve everyone, including myself, in. anyway--I'm pretty over all this constant drama.
southernbelle February 24, 2014 at 09:44 PM
Jeff--I've been a pretty good judge of character all my life. One thing I taught my kids, and that we live by in our home is, "A person's character will always, always, always speak for itself." Character ALWAYS surfaces in the consistency to which one conducts oneself. the end.
southernbelle February 24, 2014 at 09:54 PM
ps, Jeff, do I seem like I scare or discredit easily?!! Southern girls don't cry, they ain't afraid of boogie monsters, and they know how to hop right back up on the bull! I know I've been a bit ornery here the past 2 days (been pent up), I'm pretty harmless though.
Jeff Kleiner February 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM
I just have your back which ever way you lean...you slapped some sense in me and showed me whats most important. Frustration is different than running from a bully.......you're being heard by many many people who never contribute....trust that, you ole tough southern belle.
Steve February 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Back to the article; He had an explosive personality disorder coupled with a white hot temper!
Steve Newman February 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Belle- Kleiner has your back- watch out for that.
Steve Newman February 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Steve- a hot white temper- but he is black? He is just a thug both in and out of uniform- now he will get a new uniform- orange.
Steve February 25, 2014 at 06:11 PM
Stabadelic baby, YEA!
southernbelle February 27, 2014 at 07:23 PM
smh
Napa Mom March 02, 2014 at 02:04 AM
This bully has disrespected the Marines. A coward who has to fight a female... Pathetic!! I say send him back to duty and use him as a punching bag!
Steve Newman March 02, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Napa- no he is going away to where he will be used as a different kind of bag

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