CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — An Illinois prison guard has been charged with domestic assault, after his wife fell to her death while the two were fighting at a Cubs-Cardinals game in St. Louis. Police said Allissa Martin recorded the horrifying moments before her death on her cell phone.
The body of 27-year-old Allissa Martin was found at the bottom of the Busch Stadium parking garage early Sunday morning. Police said 30-year-old Bradley Jenkins and Martin had been arguing after the game, and Martin recorded the whole thing on her cell phone.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers Amid Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Detectives said, on the recording, the couple could be heard arguing. Martin yelled at her husband to stop punching her face, according to court records. The recording also picked up her screams as she fell to the ground.READ MORE: Families Hold Vigil For Child Victims Of Gun Violence In Chicago, Call For Solutions
Police found her body on the parking garage ramp. Jenkins was straddling her body, and he was covered in blood and appeared to be intoxicated, according to court documents. Her cell phone was on the seventh floor of the garage, its camera still recording.
Jenkins allegedly admitted the two had been arguing at the game, but denied the fight had turned physical.
The couple had been married less than two weeks. Jenkins has been charged with third-degree domestic assault, and police said they are waiting for autopsy results to determine if he should be charged with murder.MORE NEWS: At Least 1 Person Killed, 7 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago
Jenkins and Martin both worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections; Jenkins was hired in 2010 and was a lieutenant; Martin was hired in 2017.