A Macomb County bodybuilder is accused of stabbing his girlfriend over the weekend at their home in Washington Township, police said. Paul Bashi, 35, is in police custody, facing multiple drug charges and one count of assault with intent to murder. Prosecutors said the bodybuilder left his girlfriend lying on the porch of their Washington Township home to die. “It was really extreme,” neighbor Derrick Williams said. “I mean, she was physically unable to get up off the porch. One of my other neighbors called and said, ‘Hey, they had another fight. He ran off. She’s sitting on the porch.'” Williams said he ran two doors down and found his neighbor on the porch. “She was just sprawled across the porch, not able to move, bloody, groaning and stuff,” Williams said. Police said Bashi and his girlfriend were in a physical altercation. When deputies arrived, they found her lying on the porch, bleeding from multiple puncture wounds to her head and right side of her body. Bashi was later found walking down a nearby street with blood on his shirt. “I’m hoping she’s OK,” Williams said. “We don’t really know.” Bashi is facing one count of assault with intent to murder and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Police said that substance was Jintropin, which is a steroid. The victim is stable. Bashi is being held on $5 million bail. His next court date is Aug. 14. Copyright 2018 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit – All rights reserved.
“It was really extreme,” neighbor Derrick Williams said. “I mean, she was physically unable to get up off the porch. One of my other neighbors called and said, ‘Hey, they had another fight. He ran off. She’s sitting on the porch.'”
“First of all, we don’t know what he has said to her,” Niess-May said. “One thing that assailants do really, really well is convince survivors they can make anything happen they want to happen. He might have said, ‘If you tell anybody, I will hunt you down. I will kill you.’
Victims rationalize the beatings, the controlling behavior, the emotional abuse. They become apologists for the people who attack them. Many times, they decline to press charges or to testify in cases that would send their abusers to jail.
Bashi is currently in Macomb County Jail on a US$5 million bond and is facing one count of assault with intent to murder and one count of controlled substance with intent to deliver/manufacture. Investigators that responded to the home after the attack were reported to have found cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and a substance that contains human growth hormone.
“He, is in fact, looking through her phone,” said Pam Mclean, a Macomb County prosecutor investigator. “You will see where he is looking at her phone and then Christina comes through the front door.”
“The defendant at that time was using great quantities of steroids preparing for a national body-building competition,” his lawyer, David Griem, said during the court hearing Monday, according to the Macomb Daily. “I believe that what happened that day was something that’s referred to as ‘roid rage,’ short for steroid rage.”