A former Temple University police officer enlisted the help of a friend to allegedly beat his 24-year-old girlfriend to death in front of her two young daughters in a horrific attack that police say was motivated by her refusal “to submit,” according to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Aaron Wright, 47, has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, conspiracy to commit murder, and abuse of a corpse for the gruesome death of his girlfriend, Joyce Quaweay.
Wright, who was dismissed from the police force in 2012, allegedly called on his roommate, Marquis Robinson, 41, to help him beat her. Robinson, who was also a Temple University officer, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, and abuse of a corpse.
According to the Inquirer, an “extremely controlling” Wright became enraged when Quaweay was not “submissive” enough. Police say he stripped her naked, handcuffed her to a bench, and then beat her to death with his fists and a baton. Robinson allegedly restrained her so Wright could beat her, even after she was dead.
The violent ordeal reportedly happened in front of Quaweay and Wright’s 10-month-old and 2-year-old daughters, as well as two of his other children, ages 8 and 10.
When Robinson’s girlfriend allegedly walked in on the beating, she called the police. The two men were arrested.
Quaweay died at the scene, police said.
Friends were reportedly unaware she was in an abusive relationship and told the Inquirer they wished they had known so they could have helped her.
SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter