Brother of horrifically murdered boy charged with horrifically beating girlfriend
Robert Curley, 32, of Revere, was ordered held without bail today after prosecutors accused him of repeatedly punching and kicking his girlfriend over a two-hour period last month - and dragging her back into his home when she tried to escape, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Curley's 10-year-old brother Jeffrey was raped and suffocated with a gasoline-soaked rag in 1997 by two men who lured him into their car with the promise of a new bicycle.
In a dangerousness hearing in Chelsea District Court yesterday, prosecutors charged that Robert Curley "used his fists and the work boots he was wearing to beat the victim's head and body repeatedly and savagely" on the night of Sept. 23 and 24, that when she tried to call for help, he ripped her cell phone out of her hands and that when she tried to flee, he followed her outside and "dragged her screaming back inside."
"After the beating, Curley allegedly said he would drive the victim to the hospital on the condition that she tell doctors that she fell," the DA's office said in a statement. "He ultimately drove her to an area a few blocks from a downtown hospital and dropped her off before driving away."
DA Dan Conley called the beating "a crime of sadistic, dehumanizing violence."
Chelsea District Court Judge Jonathan Brant agreed that prosecutors - and five witnesses - provided "clear and convincing evidence" that Curley should be held without bail until his trial.