WARREN - Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins says that besides beating his girlfriend 71 times with a bed slat and an ax handle, Alfonsia ''Mickey'' Perry had a history of beating ''his other ladies.''
''His profile could make him a poster child for domestic violence,'' Watkins states in a recent letter to Ohio's Parole Board.
In the letter that opposes any parole for Perry, Watkins explains how the 8-year-old son of murder victim Jeanette Purdue watched the murder Nov. 16, 1993.
Christopher Purdue even refuted Perry's testimony at trial that he didn't intend to kill Purdue. The boy testified his mother and Perry had been arguing earlier that evening and that Jeanette Purdue left their home at 6559 Rosser Ave., Hubbard Township, without Perry's knowledge.
The boy said Perry ordered him to find his mother, and hit him in the neck with a bed slat when he failed to do so.
When former assistant Trumbull County Prosecutor Carol Sopkovich asked why Perry wanted to find Jeanette Purdue, Christopher replied: ''He wanted to kill her.''
Christopher told the court in the November 1994 trial that he and his sister, Shanelle, 7, went with Perry to find their mother. Purdue said when they brought their mother home, Perry pushed her down in the driveway and they resumed arguing while the two children went to bed.
Christopher said he awoke to hear his mother being beaten by Perry in another bedroom.
Perry, 55, who is in Chillicothe Correctional Institution, is scheduled for a parole hearing in September after serving 18 years and eight months of a sentence of 20 years to life.
Watkins reminds board members in his letter that Perry has accumulated nine rules of conduct violations while in prison, including the most recent in 2011.
''It's our position that this raging bull should be kept in your pen and help keep domestic violence statistics down,'' Watkins wrote.