According the police report, on May 29, 2010 an argument between Ms. Couture and the victim began earlier in the day at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (which incidentally coincided with the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas). Following a heated exchange at Mandalay Bay, the victim left Mandalay Bay in a separate vehicle and went to Ms. Couture’s home where the victim had been living for approximately 3 weeks. The victim intended to retrieve her belongings and move out of Ms. Couture’s home before Ms.
Couture returned home in order to avoid another confrontation.
As the victim was packing her belongings and preparing to move out, Ms. Couture arrived at the house she shared with the victim. Ms. Couture then went to the victims’ room and once inside the victims’ room, Ms. Couture allegedly blocked the door preventing the victim from leaving and then engaged in a heated argument with the victim, which subsequently led to Ms. Couture knocking/pushing the victim onto the bed. It is alleged that Ms. Couture then began choking and shaking the victim.
When the police arrived at Ms. Couture’s home they heard yelling and what sounded like things being knocked around. Upon entering the victims’ room and they found Ms. Couture standing over the victim in a menacing position. The police then escorted Ms. Couture out of the room and observed marks on the victims’ neck. Ms. Couture was then taken into custody at about 4:30 pm.
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