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.
Sign Up For Our Newsletter!
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.
THEY HAVE A NAME: Honoring Those We Lost To Senseless Violence (PHOTOS)
1. Jordan DavisSource:Facebook 1 of 30
2. Trayvon MartinSource:Facebook 2 of 30
3. Kendrick JohnsonSource:Handout 3 of 30
4. Alaysha CarradineSource:Family Photo 4 of 30
5. Renisha McBrideSource:Handout 5 of 30
6. Amanda ToddSource:Facebook 6 of 30
7. Jonathan FerrellSource:Handout 7 of 30
8. Darius Simmons8 of 30
9. Shaniya DavisSource:Handout 9 of 30
10. Andy LopezSource:Handout 10 of 30
11. Joshua ProuteySource:Handout 11 of 30
12. Jonylah WatkinsSource:Handout 12 of 30
13. Steven SimpsonSource:Facebook 13 of 30
14. Leila FowlerSource:Handout 14 of 30
15. Shaneisha ForbesSource:Facebook 15 of 30
16. D’aja RobinsonSource:Instagram 16 of 30
17. Brooklynn MohlerSource:Facebook 17 of 30
18. Ashley QuallsSource:Facebook 18 of 30
19. Nicholeia TaylorSource:Facebook 19 of 30
20. Trayvon DoddSource:Family of Trayvon Dodd 20 of 30
21. Demarius ReedSource:Google 21 of 30
22. Jasmine BenjaminSource:Facebook 22 of 30
23. Autumn PasqualeSource:Family Photo 23 of 30
24. Antiq HennisSource:Facebook 24 of 30
25. Caleb Gordley25 of 30
26. Noel PolancoSource:Facebook 26 of 30
27. Ramarley Graham27 of 30
28. Marcos Arenas28 of 30
29. Steven Gregory Grich29 of 30
30. Joshua WoodSource:Family of Joshua Wood 30 of 30
SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter