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Mitchell Gibson charged with shocking torture of his pregnant Fort Carson soldier-wife

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Members of the armed services face enough threats on the job that their home life should be a safe haven. But that certainly doesn't appear to be the case for one Fort Carson soldier. A criminal complaint against her civilian husband, Mitchell Gibson, documents years of abuse and punishment capped by an incident during which he allegedly choked her until she passed out and then threatened to cut off the fingertips of their baby.

To make the case that much more shocking: The victim was pregnant at the time of the attack. Get details and see the complete affidavit below.

According to the report, the victim (whose name we're not using here at the request of the U.S. Attorney's Office) told investigators that she and Gibson had been married for four years at the time of its March filing, and over that span, she sustained a terrible number of injuries.

Her count? She "suffered a broken jaw, a broken arm, been whipped with objects, been struck in the head, choked, and beaten unconscious on multiple occasions."

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A photo from the Fort Carson Family Housing Facebook page.
As you might expect, many of these ailments required medical treatment. But she didn't inform law enforcement of the punishment she'd been receiving until late March at Fort Carson, where she lived with Gibson and their one-year-old daughter.

Over that month, the victim said Mitchell had regularly whipped her with a coaxial cable, which he sometimes made her retrieve for him prior to using it in assaults.

But he allegedly took his horrific treatment a step further on March 22. He's said to have struck her with the cable in the buttocks, chest and groin area, as well as choking her until she blacked out.

She didn't gradually wake up. Rather, she was jolted into consciousness when Gibson reportedly poured boiling water on her stomach, groin, genitals and leg.

At that point, the victim discovered that while she had been out, he had urinated on her as well as bitten her on the neck and left ear.

These offenses were a prelude to what happened on March 25.

Around 8:30 p.m., Gibson allegedly began choking his wife and threw her to the ground. She reacted by rushing to the door and screaming for help. He allegedly squelched her cries by choking her until she lost consciousness again.

This time, Gibson apparently eschewed boiling water as a way to wake his wife, choosing instead to repeatedly kick her -- and when she finally began coming around again, she says she realized he was holding a steak knife to her throat.

Continue for more about the charges against Mitchell Gibson, including the criminal complaint.



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zandraiii
zandraiii

Her husband feels entitled because vicious men like him feel they own a woman. I do understand she was terrified to leave him, but how could none of her coworkers or commanding officers have not noticed she was severely abused? It wasn't just domestic violence, it was a series of attempted murder. Notice when a man told him what to do he complied immediately? Coward.

zandraiii
zandraiii

Only 10 years for all of that abuse? Sadly when he's paroled in 8 years he'll be back wanting to visit his child, and this will start again.

Shanda Zapata-Enger
Shanda Zapata-Enger

Prayers for her and her baby, I hope he gets we he deserves in jail;)

Melissa Kahler
Melissa Kahler

My heart goes out to her especially knowing what Ft Carson probably did to her. I hope things change one day and they have some kind of family plan in place to help people escape soldier abuse :(

Luis Posada
Luis Posada

Why is there a picture of a female Marine?

Danielle Armijo
Danielle Armijo

You're not protecting the victim when you include the alleged criminals name in the story...just sayin.

Josh Weakland
Josh Weakland

Prolly should change that pic to that of an Army soldier. Probably pretty insulting to our Marines.

Courtney Dennis
Courtney Dennis

That poor woman. I hope justice is brought and she and her daughter go on to live the better life that they deserve.

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

funny that this story is about the Army when the pic is of a Marine

Berenice Lucero
Berenice Lucero

I hope she gets JUSTICE !!! She should have killed him a long time ago .

Aaron Fink
Aaron Fink

While I fully agree its a very minor detail I don't think its too much to ask a news publication to accurately depict the uniform

Sarah Hoffman
Sarah Hoffman

see this is why i have a no military personnel rule. yuck. what a crazy.

Lora Joy Engesser
Lora Joy Engesser

Yep 10 years, now she can start worrying about what he will do to her and the child, when he gets out - probably early too.

Damon Medina
Damon Medina

Really after that story you're more concerned about a hat?

A Lisha Kue
A Lisha Kue

What an asshole someone should do all these things back to that bastard n because he served the military he's gonna get less time cuz of his duties fuck that his parents or whoever raised him raised him really well huh shame shame shame.... Honestly the military needs to evaluate the people they recruit like if you can't handle death or military duties don't join ....they need mental evaluations upon recruit or after basic training but definitely before there accepted in to the military !!!?!

William Hodges
William Hodges

If and I'm not saying she isn't in the military. Would not the assault on her be considered damaging government property. That would make it a federal offence, would it not.

Mike James
Mike James

10 years is a joke. That bastard deserves at least 25

Heidi Hilzer
Heidi Hilzer

Sick sadist pos...10 years is not enough ...would it be the same amount if he had assaulted a stranger in the same ways ? Isn't each incident a separate charge?

Jay Baerga
Jay Baerga

what a pussy they should post his picture so he gets lynched

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

well, that just shows u where the priorities of rampant butthurt social media losers truly lie

Chelsie Pamela
Chelsie Pamela

I was a battered army wife at Ft. Carson. The military knew about it and hid it on purpose when I tried to go to counselors for help. It ruined my life.

Toya Cooper
Toya Cooper

This story is sickening. It shocks me how evil people can be.

Benn Lamb
Benn Lamb

She should have told some fellas from her unit. I bet that would of brought some 'Texas ' justice

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter


No wonder the U$ Military can't win a war.


They can't even defend themselves against unarmed civilians.


Pathetic.



Rebekah Moore
Rebekah Moore

It's called battered wife syndrome. 10 years is not enough time at all.

Roni Torres
Roni Torres

Get over the hat the soldier in the picture is wearing. Look at what the article is ABOUT!!! This isn't a picture book people

Roni Torres
Roni Torres

Wtf why did she stay with him for so long!! If he was beating her she should have removed herself and the babe immediately!

Praveen Pepper
Praveen Pepper

Only ten years?! Bullshit, he needs some real Texas justice.

Tegan Wolfe
Tegan Wolfe

should be going to jail for much longer

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

fucking sorry pos..and if this is about an Army Soldier why the hell is that a pic of Marine?! cmon Westword..my Army brothers and sisters deserve better

Aaron Fink
Aaron Fink

Do a Marine a favor and change that picture to reflect the Army cover (hat.) There is a difference. Thanks

hollywouldnt
hollywouldnt

they should cut the tips of his fingers off and abuse him in worse ways than he did his wife. i'm glad she got away from him without further harm. 

Ganjedi420
Ganjedi420

@WhirledPeasPlease  The husband isn't a soldier. The wife is. Please read and understand the article before commenting.

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