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Repeat Travis Co. domestic abuser pleads guilty, gets nine years behind bars

Andrew Trowbridge, age 33, was charged with family violence assault, a third-degree felony. (Photo: Barnellbe / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0)

A 33-year-old man, who prosecutors say is a serial domestic abuser, will now spend 9 years behind bars.

According to Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore, Andrew Trowbridge had been on parole for a family violence case in 2016.

The Travis Co. AG says in July of 2016, Trowbridge entered his common-law wife’s home, angry about cats that were loose in the yard. Records say he first threw her onto the couch and when she tried to get away, he grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground, kicking her in the head and punching her in the face. The victim later managed to call 911.

When authorities arrived, they saw bruises, swelling, and abrasions on the woman's body.

During the punishment phase, investigators found Trowbridge had assaulted three other victims in the past. The victims then presented the court with evidence of years of abuse they suffered at the Trowbridge's hand.

Earlier this week, a Travis County jury secured a guilty verdict and a nine-year prison sentence against Trowbridge. He was charged with family violence assault, a third-degree felony.

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