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Three-striker charged with abusing girlfriend
February 05, 2013, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff

A Daly City parolee suspicious his girlfriend was cheating held her under hot water to know "what the fires of hell are like” and forced her 3-year-old son to bite her twice, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors say a cable technician who arrived at the home saw Marcus Randel Smith, 40, pushing the woman around and heard her quietly beg him not to leave her but he did exit out of fear. The woman was able to escape to a neighbor's home to call police which led to Smith's arrest Feb. 24, 2012.

Smith has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, forced oral copulation, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and child's endangerment. He is scheduled for jury trial May 18 and faces life in prison if convicted as a third striker. He has prior convictions for making felony threats and abusing a previous girlfriend.

"It was the same type of thing, accusing her of cheating and inflicting abuse. This is a bad guy,” said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

In the newest case, prosecutors say Smith's girlfriend of several months and her young son went to his Daly City home where he became "enraged with jealousy” and accused her of being unfaithful. Smith forced her into a bedroom to inspect her body for proof of the infidelity and also assaulted her and made the boy bite her twice, Wagstaffe said.

He also allegedly threatened to kill her and forced her under hot water while saying it represented the fires of hell before he sexually assaulted her, Wagstaffe said.

The woman allegedly begged a cable service technician knocking on the door for help but he left. Smith reportedly threatened the woman with a baseball bat, again threatening to kill her, but she was able to run from the home.

The woman is fully cooperating with authorities, Wagstaffe said.

The cable technician had no legal duty to aid the woman or contact police, he added.

Defense attorney Paul DeMeester could not be reached for comment.

(650) 344-5200 ext. 102.

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