Danbury man faces assault charges aft...

Danbury man faces assault charges after ex-wife hospitalized

There are 481 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Feb 29, 2008, titled Danbury man faces assault charges after ex-wife hospitalized. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

Brian Merling told police he and his ex-wife decided to "try again" after they were divorced in 2007.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NewsTimes.com.

Ben Dover Brian

Woodbridge, CT

#23 Mar 2, 2008
Hmmm wrote:
What would anyone do if they walked in on their spouse screwing someone else? IF he did this, he was wrong. But I also think banging someone else while your dating or married is also inexcusable. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
In answer to your question she wasnt "screwing" Anyone. She had a friend over to see the new apartment. He bough a house warming gift. Thye had a drink. The implication she was screwing this guy is Brians. He feels it justifies his actions. Nothing justifies his actions. Men Never Ever should hit a woman. I have never hit a woman and have had plenty of cause. Its just the way dad brings you up. I hear however his dad has smacked mom around before. Learned behavior?
Ben Dover Brian

Woodbridge, CT

#24 Mar 2, 2008
waldo hat wrote:
Why doesn't the "News Crimes" print the name of the boyfriend in the article too? I wonder who they are trying to protect.Does anyone know if he lives on Rose Lane?
Its not a BF. Get your foot out of your mouth before you speak. Better yet enguage brain first.
Ben Dover Brian

Woodbridge, CT

#25 Mar 2, 2008
Really wrote:
I believe this is the same girl that got arrested in High school for coming to a basketball game drunk as a skunk and hitting the Vice Principal's car? Ring a bell anyone?
She's had issue upstairs for a long time. I wouldn't doubt if she paid someone to do this to her...so she can get "even" with Brian. Her's screws have always been loose...
I hope the truth comes out in court.
I dont know what drugs you must be on. But I recomend counseling ASAP.
straight facts

New York, NY

#26 Mar 3, 2008
to: ingorant Yikes - maybe you can donate your pancreas to someone with type one diabetes if you don't really need it anyway.
Just the Truth

Pleasanton, CA

#27 Mar 3, 2008
Hey Ben Dover. Why so defensive? If you know so much you should go to the police or are you grasping at half truths.A house warming gift well maybe but he had his shirt and shoes off. Although it may have not been her boyfriend it was her ex-boss.Just remember their are two sides to a story thats why we have courts.
fly on the wall

New York, NY

#28 Mar 4, 2008
Just the Truth wrote:
Hey Ben Dover. Why so defensive? If you know so much you should go to the police or are you grasping at half truths.A house warming gift well maybe but he had his shirt and shoes off. Although it may have not been her boyfriend it was her ex-boss.Just remember their are two sides to a story thats why we have courts.
Jessica and the whole crew of people involved in this mess need serious help. The ex-boss included considering he is old enough to be her grandfather. This girl is a uses and abuser. Brian what about Jessica's Sister you also beat up? Birds of Feather they all have drug problems.
fly on the wall

New York, NY

#29 Mar 4, 2008
Really wrote:
I believe this is the same girl that got arrested in High school for coming to a basketball game drunk as a skunk and hitting the Vice Principal's car? Ring a bell anyone?
She's had issue upstairs for a long time. I wouldn't doubt if she paid someone to do this to her...so she can get "even" with Brian. Her's screws have always been loose...
I hope the truth comes out in court.
Yes it does ring a bell. Loud and Clear! also her drunk driving charge. This is no sweet innocent girl. The Grandmother needs counseling also, she continues to enable these users instead of putting them out.
Just the Truth

Pleasanton, CA

#30 Mar 4, 2008
fly on the wall wrote:
<quoted text> Jessica and the whole crew of people involved in this mess need serious help. The ex-boss included considering he is old enough to be her grandfather. This girl is a uses and abuser. Brian what about Jessica's Sister you also beat up? Birds of Feather they all have drug problems.
I hope all of those involved in this get the help they need.

Since: Oct 07

Danbury

#31 Mar 5, 2008
Ben Dover Brian wrote:
<quoted text>
You have got to be from the dark ages. She didnt do it to herself. I know for a fact he did it. It will come out in court.Stop talkin out of your a~~ what if that was your sister, friend or mother. You cant justify beating somone almost and maybe to death for anything. If you think you could do this also maybe you need to check into Belvue yourself.
how do you know for a fact? are you the other man who she was with? did you witness it? if you heard from someone that he did it it's heresay and wont do you any good.
you wouldnt be mad if you came home and found your girlfriend with another man? after you were trying to make things work.
my sister and my mother would never cheat on their significant other and piss them off. they have more class than that.
Just the Truth

Pleasanton, CA

#32 Mar 5, 2008
yikes67 wrote:
<quoted text>
how do you know for a fact? are you the other man who she was with? did you witness it? if you heard from someone that he did it it's heresay and wont do you any good.
you wouldnt be mad if you came home and found your girlfriend with another man? after you were trying to make things work.
my sister and my mother would never cheat on their significant other and piss them off. they have more class than that.
Very well put yikes.
In The Know

Andover, CT

#33 Mar 6, 2008
Let me make this simple,....and mark my words,...Brian is going to prison for a very long time,.....longer than he even knows. And that people is a fact. This is going to end up being a very high profile trial and the charges he will be facing will probably be much worse than the ones he is currently facing.
In The Know

Andover, CT

#34 Mar 7, 2008
And yes, its true, Brian did beat up Jessica's sister Jennifer.
Just the Truth

Pleasanton, CA

#35 Mar 7, 2008
In The Know wrote:
And yes, its true, Brian did beat up Jessica's sister Jennifer.
If this is true did she report this to the police.
shhh dont tell

United States

#36 Mar 8, 2008
no jennifer didn't report it to the police she tried to hide it from everyone. don't ya know eveything is a secret in that family. I'm not saying its right what happened and I feel bad but when you live a crazy life that a soap opera couldn't keep up with and drink way too much and then add drugs to that mix. It's only a matter of time before life catches uo with you. maybe if she does make it through this it will be a wake up call to change the way she lives her life and clean herself up. I'v watched a cute little girl grow up into a total train wreak. sad very sad
american voter

Boston, MA

#37 Mar 8, 2008
don't worry if you have children that are facing hardship without your presence you won't do jail time ; it works for illegal aliens why not an american taxpayer ?
mind your own

United States

#38 Mar 10, 2008
Why cant you all just leave this poor family alone and let them get though this on thier own?
shhh dont tell

New Britain, CT

#39 Mar 10, 2008
If only you really knew half the twisted family history, you might have a different outlook on this.
mind your own

United States

#40 Mar 11, 2008
I know more about this then you know. I personally know just about everyone involved. I know Brian is a dirt bag (put nicely) and he has been for years. But I still think that no matter how big of a looser the guy is, They all deserve some privacy, Especially the victim and the victims family
shhh dont tell

New Britain, CT

#41 Mar 11, 2008
what a statment. never claim to know everything. there are always hidden secrets. you don't even know who I am. for all you know I could be part of the family. you just don't know now do you
Mind your Own

United States

#42 Mar 11, 2008
Yor Right I dont know who you are but that's not my Point. My Only Point is that Why do people need to turn this into something more then what it really is. Yes it is Wrong what Brian Did. I think he should spend the rest of his life in jail. I just think that the rest of the Family of both sides needs to be left out of this. Why Bring the sister into this. Why would it matter to us that brians father hit his mother growing up. We already know Brian is scum. Why cant it just be left at that?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Newtown Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Police: Woman charged after false 911 call Sep 17 America Gentleman... 2
News DMV seeks new license vendor in Fairfield, New ... Sep 17 BPT 3
Dennis and Shirley Beulah Watson Sep 16 MichaelWilson66 14
News Cow's Outside calls in quits in Danbury (Mar '08) Sep 6 Dave 222
News Actor's house to hit auction block Saturday (Dec '07) Sep 1 Margo 36
News Murphy Steps Off For 2nd Walk Across CT, With S... Aug '17 politicize this a... 3
i left newtown because of sandy hook fraud Jul '17 x newtowner 1

Newtown Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Newtown Mortgages