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The dad just wanted justice…
Chelsea Simmons, 20 was brutally beaten by her boyfriend Cedric Powe, 27, causing her to permanently lose vision in one eye. Dad Mark Zack, The dad immediately said to have offered a $500 reward to anyone that can provide information on the whereabouts of the suspect.
“Apparently he choked her until she passed out, brought her back, then choked her again and continually stomped on her head,” said Simmons’ stepmother, Melissa Zack. “She’s scared and she probably will be forever.”
Powe fled to the south side of St. Louis, so her dad offered $500 to anybody that could provide police with information that will help them track down his daughter’s attacker.
“He needs to be caught so that this doesn’t happen to anyone else, and I don’t have to worry about it happening to her ever again,” said Simmons’ stepmother.
Doctors say that Simmons was just minutes away from certain death, not to mention she is now blind in one eye.
Powe was found and arrested. He then pleaded guilty to the obstruction of justice charge and was sentenced to one year in prison, but because of his guilty plea, the domestic battery charge was dismissed.
She has filed a restraining order against Powe on Dec. 27, but the family and authorities realize that may not necessarily protect the young woman. Powe has a history of violating an order of protection.