Man admits knocking out girlfriend at Chula Vista motel

Posted at 5:00 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 20:00:05-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A man who kicked his girlfriend into unconsciousness during an argument in the parking lot of a South Bay motel pleaded guilty Thursday to domestic violence resulting in a traumatic condition, admitting that he personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim.

Dorian Chavez Anguiano, 42, will be sentenced to seven years in prison at a hearing Nov. 9 in Chula Vista.

Surveillance video captured images of a man later identified as Anguiano driving into a parking area at the lodge on Broadway in Chula Vista with a female passenger shortly after 7 p.m. on Aug. 6, according to police.

The security-camera footage then shows the couple getting out of the sedan and the man hurrying around to the passenger side, where he kicks the woman twice -- first in the back, knocking her to the ground, and then in the head, after which she is still.

At that point, the assailant struggles to pick up the limp victim and loads her into the car before getting back behind the wheel and driving off.

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Investigators identified the suspect and victim with help from witness statements and the surveillance images, which were released to the news media. Officers located the woman later in the evening, and medics treated her for non-life-threatening injuries.

Anguiano remained at large until Aug. 11, when he surrendered at Chula Vista police headquarters.