Daren Bell's Girlfriend Wouldn't Let Him Bring a Pit Bull in Her Car, So He Slit Her Throat

Categories: Crime, The Courts

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Tarrant County
Daren Marcus Bell was visiting his cousin in Arlington on January 17, 2012, when he found a stray pit bull. He was looking for a dog and decided to keep it, a fact he didn't mention to his girlfriend until she arrived to pick him up.

She was not quite so keen on the idea of keeping a pit bull and refused to let it into her car. They began to argue. So Bell, 44, did what any man who's spent much of the past two decades behind bars for drugs, armed robbery, beating up police officers, burglary, and domestic abuse would do. He pulled a box cutter from his coat pocket and slit his girlfriend's throat.

The girlfriend, a 7-inch gash across the front of her neck, nearly bled to death. She was saved by doctors at John Peter Smith Hospital.

It took a jury two hours today to decide that Bell was guilty of the attack and that he should spend the next 50 years in prison, according to the Tarrant County District Attorney's office. He'll be eligible for parole in 2038.

Assistant District Attorney Amy Collum, noting Bell's lengthy criminal history, most of which took place in his native Illinois, said the jury "did what should have been done long ago. It will be at least 25 years before Daren Bell has the opportunity to terrorize anyone else."


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smichaelclark59
smichaelclark59

Why can't we just kill him.  I don't want my tax dollars paying to feed and house this low life.  I guess all the years he was in prison he did not receiverehabilitation.  Shocking!!  I thought that's what the prison system was for.  So if it's not working stop using it and just kill them on the way out of the court house

roo_ster
roo_ster

As a taxpayer who pays property taxes to my county's public hospital, I am getting kind of tired of paying to patch up the dysfunctional folks who seem to shoot, stab, slash, and beat each other with abandon.

WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

Another sterling asset to society and we get to pay for his housing, meals and medical care for the next quarter of a century.

JackJett
JackJett

Sad as this sounds like a relationship that had a lot of promise.  Lucky for him he will no longer be subjected to the evil of Pit Bull's. 

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

A guy with that criminal history prob should not have a girlfriend or a dog

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Is she (girlfriend) going to be OK?

How is the dog?

animas
animas

He is an "export" from Illinois...where all of this is fairly routine, I suppose.

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