A woman, who woke up from a medically induced coma, spoke exclusively to FOX40, about her traumatic experiences of domestic abuse.
Brianna Ambler, 23, said she was severely beaten by ex-boyfriend and father to her daughter, Tim Branom on March 11. Sacramento Police said Branom surrendered himself the next day, and was charged with felony battery.
Branom’s original jail time was 120 days. However, police logs showed he was released from jail in just six days after agreeing to undergo a court ordered program.
In the meantime, Ambler was hospitalized and endured several surgeries for a collapsed lung, pneumonia, and brain trauma. After being in a medically induced coma for nine days, she just woke up. She said feeling in her right side is still numb.
Before being hospitalized, Ambler said she had requested to police and the District Attorney’s Office to keep her informed during all proceedings. Section Seven of the 2008 Marsy’s Law states the victim is entitled to “reasonable notice of all public proceedings, including delinquency proceedings, upon request…” However, Ambler claimed all deals were negotiated without her input.
“I was supposed to be aware that he was let out of jail,” Ambler said. “And they didn’t contact me until 7 hours afterwards.”
“This case has fallen through the cracks,” Michael Ambler, Brianna’s father said. “I hope Brianna’s tragedy stands for something and if it means closing that gap for something like this happening again, then I guess everything happens for a reason. I just wish next time, it didn’t happen to my kid.”
FOX40 tried reaching out to the Branom family and to the District Attorney’s Office. Both were unavailable.
According to police documents, Branom’s next program hearing is scheduled for May 2, 2014.