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Lakewood woman in critical condition after assault

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 7, 2012 at 9:06 am with 6 Comments »
August 7, 2012 10:42 am

A 41-year-old Lakewood woman remains in critical condition a week after authorities say her boyfriend assaulted her in the motel room where they lived.

Lester Mathison, 62, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault Monday during his arraignment. Pierce County Commissioner Craig Adams set his bail at $250,000 and ordered Mathison not to have contact with the victim.

She remains on a ventilator at St. Joseph Medical Center after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in her head. Authorities said they’re not sure if the victim will survive her injuries.

In addition to the blood clot, she also suffered multiple bruises on her legs, arms, right shoulder and above both eyes.

The attack happened Wednesday at La Casa Motel, 12801 Pacific Highway S.W.

According to charging papers:

Mathison called the victim’s mom to say he couldn’t wake her up. When the victim’s mother arrived, she found her daughter naked on the floor covered with a sheet. She was lying in a pool of urine, had blood under her nose and appeared to be foaming at the mouth.

Mathison told police he head-butted the victim and punched and kicked her during a fight.

Leave a comment Comments → 6
  1. Methinks this animal needs to be locked up for a LONG time!
    If the girlfriend dies, then he probably will, but not long enough to atone for his behavior.

  2. ruledbysun says:

    La Casa is not the Hilton.

  3. Regfool2 says:

    Sad thing is, going to prison will probably be an upgrade in his standard of living – 3 squares and a cot…

  4. Wonder why a 60+ year old, and someone her age is meeting at a 40$ a night motel on pacific hwy…..

  5. I know this man, and he is a kind and caring individual, he would give a stranger the shirt off his back. They both lived at the motel, she lived above his room. And maybe you shouldn’t judge someone until you know ALL the facts. The media doesn’t know everything.

  6. family253 says:

    Im not the media and I do know the facts. The man confessed to police that he assualted her. What kind of caring individual beats a small woman to the point she ends up in the ICU. By the way, they lived together. Maby you need to get ALL the facts.

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