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Victim testifies about cuts to hands, blood in kidnapping, aggravated assault case
Miguel-Robles-Fernandez
Miguel Robles-Fernandez

A victim testified Monday in Hall County Superior Court about the cuts to her hands after she was allegedly assaulted on Feb. 29 in Oakwood.

“I just remember a lot of blood,” she said.

Miguel Angel Robles-Fernandez, of Gainesville, was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping, theft by taking and battery.

The victim took the stand around 4 p.m. Monday, and she described being dropped in the driveway of her house. She testified someone came from the side of the house and grabbed her.

Inside the house, the victim’s family members allegedly slept with the TVs on at a high volume.

Investigator Tom Wilson responded to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where the victim was getting her hand stitched up by the emergency room doctor.

“Her 4-year-old child had opened the door to the house,” Wilson previously said at Robles-Fernandez’s committal hearing in Magistrate Court. “(The victim) stated that Miguel then took the knife and her cellphone and fled the scene.”

Robles-Fernandez, who was represented by attorney Larry Duttweiler, denies any involvement.

The victim testified about seeing the defendant’s tattoos on his arms and how the two were previously acquainted, in addition to Facebook messages.

When questioned by Assistant District Attorney Alicia Taylor, the victim said she had not invited him to her residence and did not initiate contact with him.

The 911 call by the victim’s brother was played for the jury before the court’s recess. The trial will resume at 9 a.m. today in Superior Court Judge Bonnie Oliver’s courtroom.

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