A Connecticut nurse was visiting a home when she noticed a woman was being brutally beaten.
A home health nurse was doing a well-check on a woman in Wallingford when she observed that the woman had facial bruising.
As the nurse was leaving she heard a loud yelling noise coming from the home. There was also a 43-year-old man in the home who was later identified as Michael Moccio.
The nurse ran back into the home and rescued the woman from Moccio's savage attack, then called 911. Moccio threatened to kill the nurse and the victim as he took off in his vehicle.
According to the victim, Moccio had locked her in a room and was repeatedly beating her. When the nurse was to arrive Moccio had the victim apply makeup to cover the bruises.
Moccio ran from police and even called them and told them that he would not turn himself in under any circumstances. He was later captured and taken into custody in New Britain.
Moccio is charged with violation of a protective order, restraint in the first degree, possession of narcotics, assault in the third degree, threatening in the second degree and breach of peace in the second degree. He was released on $25,000 bond but is due in court on Thursday.
Moccio is facing previous charges of assault on the same victim. On July 18 he was charged with strangulation and assault in the third degree