Ashburn Man Pleads Guilty of Assaulting Girlfriend

A 35-year-old Ashburn man arrested last fall after shooting his girlfriend at a Brambleton home pleaded guilty to two charges on Tuesday.

Investigators said Alejandro Delbrey held his girlfriend at gunpoint and then shot her during an argument at an Olympia Drive home Sept. 9, 2016. The victim fled to a nearby home and called police. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. Delbrey later was apprehended during a traffic stop near the intersection of Belmont Ridge Road and Northstar Boulevard.

He was charged with malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and abduction and faced a five-day trial that was scheduled to begin Monday.

On Tuesday morning, Delbrey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and battery and brandishing a weapon. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office agreed not to pursue prosecution of the abduction and firearms changes. He was sentenced to one year on the assault conviction and a suspended six-month sentence on the brandishing charge. In addition to the jail time, Delbrey was required to surrender the Glock 9mm used in the assault and to have no contact with the victim in the future.

2 thoughts on “Ashburn Man Pleads Guilty of Assaulting Girlfriend

  • 2017-03-28 at 7:33 pm
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    “Domestic violence assaults involving a firearm are 23 times more likely to result in death than those involving other weapons or bodily force. . . . [and] abused women are five times more likely to be killed if their abusers possess firearms” (Lehman, 2013, para. 7).

    In the United States fifty times a month a woman dies from gunshot wounds from gunfire of a husband or boyfriend; but where hunters have over a million long guns and nearly no one a handgun—Great Britain—death from gunshot wounds in murder or suicide is uncommon. In their fiscal year 2014 among sixty-three million persons thirty-one only died from gunshot wounds in murder.

    The US population is five times larger: 5 x 31 = 155 in 365 days.

    Were Great Britain’s rate of murder by gun America’s, the entire United States would be free of murder by gun on more days not—instead a rate of murder by gun that in 2015 was more common than not only the days but also the hours.

    Reference

    Lehman, G. (2013, November 8). The relationship between domestic violence and gun violence. News-Times. Retrieved from http://www.newstimes.com/opinion/article/Gail-Lehman-The-relationship-between-domestic-4968763.php

  • 2017-03-28 at 7:38 pm
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    CORRECTION: Were Great Britain’s rate of murder by gun America’s, the entire United States would be free of murder by gun on more days THAN not—instead OF a rate of murder by gun that in 2015 was more common than not only the days but also the hours.

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