May 4, 2015 3:00 pm -


A Fresno, CA man is accused of punching and choking his wife after she posted selfies on Instagram.

Julio Benitiez, 37, was allegedly so upset that his wife posted selfies of herself on Instagram that he began attacking and choking her, the Fresno Bee reported.

The beating occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

She was left with injuries to herlegs,  eyes, arms and neck, police reported.

After the beating, his wife fled the couple’s home with two of their children, 5 and 7, leaving behind a 2-year-old.

Benitiez left the scene with their 2-year-old child.

The victim told officials that the Benitiez was under the influence of narcotics and possessed a weapon.



D.B. Hirsch
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12 responses to Allegedly Punches, Chokes Wife For Posting Instagram Selfies

  1. illinoisboy1977 May 4th, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    He’ll tell the court about how he witnessed/experienced domestic violence as a child, the judge will offer him a handkerchief, they’ll have a good cry and the judge will apologize for his “mistreatment” by the system. He’ll get a $10 fine, joint custody of the kids and unsupervised visitation rights. It’s California, after all.

    • tracey marie May 4th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

      You started off okay, then spiraled down into hate blaming towards Californis(libs)

      • illinoisboy1977 May 4th, 2015 at 4:02 pm

        I was being ridiculous, for comedic effect, but I DO believe California is way too soft on violent criminals.

        • arc99 May 4th, 2015 at 4:27 pm

          In the face of the numbers referenced in the article below, here in my home state, please explain why you believe this.

          There is a lot of mythology surrounding my state such as the persistent nonsense about our governor being called “Moonbeam”

          Compare Gov. Brown’s record to that of Gov Brownback of Kansas or Gov Jindal of Louisiana and decide for yourself who is doing a better job. Compare life in general in California to life in Mississippi, a deep red state and also the poorest least educated state in the union.

          Maybe it is just a coincidence that California is improving on many fronts, just as the Republican party in this state is increasingly irrelevant. The GOP does not hold a single statewide office Or maybe it is not a coincidence. As the say, I report, you decide.

          California’s Changing Prison Population
          A vast majority of prisoners have committed violent or serious offenses. At midyear 2013, 90% of inmates had a current or prior violent or serious felony conviction, and 16% were registered sex offenders.

          Commitments for “second strikers” are on the rise.
          Between 2004 and 2010, the number of offenders committed to state prison for a second strike declined from 8,063 to 7,491. Since public safety realignment began in 2011, second striker commitments have increased from 8,992 to 10,267.

          • allison1050 May 4th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

            The boy will never answer directly ’cause it’s a troll.

          • arc99 May 4th, 2015 at 4:47 pm

            I am not seeing illinoisboy1977 as a troll.. In my discussions with him, he has been one of the most reasonable conservative voices in this forum.

            are we talking about the same person?

          • allison1050 May 4th, 2015 at 4:51 pm

            Yep and he’s all over LL today.

          • illinoisboy1977 May 4th, 2015 at 4:43 pm

            It’s a good start, but more should also be done to make their time in prison as unpleasant as possible. The Supreme Court has ruled that forced labor for prisoners is not slavery, as it’s a punishment for committed crimes. They’ve also ruled that forced labor is not cruel or unusual. I think all violent offenders should be made to toil from sun-up to sun-down, 6 days a week. They should also be forced to spend their one day off in treatment for anger management issues. All prisons should be run like Marine Corps boot camps (for violent offenders), with someone always screaming in your face and severe, but still legal, penalties for non-compliance with any rule or order.
            Make them NEVER want to go back.

          • frambley1 May 6th, 2015 at 2:32 am

            Prisoners and how they’re treated isn’t a topic of discussion I know alot about, nor do I give much thought to it. I do see your point though. And as part of a perfect (or near perfect even) justice system I can see that as being a good plan. At least for certain offenders that could benefit from such treatment. But that would also assume that people end up in prison because they are just undisciplined and also have anger/impulse issues. And those may be parts of the problems that lead up to prison sentences. I’m not sure.

            And I think the objective of wanting to reduce recidivism should be the whole idea of prison for those who are not under life sentences. So in a world where they implemented such harsh tactics in some circumstances, there would have to less harsh tactics implemented in other cases. There would need to be a larger emphasis on job training and education. Maybe with a defined schedule that is more like us working stiffs have to live under.

            The one thing I do know for sure is that the prison system should not be contracted out to for-profit companies.

  2. rg9rts May 4th, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    You know the controversy about “thug”??? This guy is a prime example.

  3. allison1050 May 4th, 2015 at 4:43 pm


  4. bpollen May 5th, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Woman, how many times do I have to tell you, don’t follow current trends! Don’t make me kill you!

    Wow. Nice guy. (to quote Tina Dico.)