‘She’s alive, you didn’t kill her’: Family and victim of domestic violence face abuser in court

Dominque Green given maximum sentence of 10 years

SAN ANTONIO – Two years after Rhiannon Hayes was pushed out of a moving vehicle by her then-husband Dominque Green, Green was given a 10-year jail sentence.

Last week Green pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge and asked for probation. On Monday, 175th Criminal District Court Judge Catherine Torres-Stahl rejected probation and gave Green the maximum sentence.

After the sentencing, Hayes and her mother stood up to face Green during victim impact statements. While Hayes didn’t speak her mother did.

“She’s alive, you didn’t kill her and nobody else will,” Livvy Hayes said.

Rhiannon Hayes still deals with the injuries she sustained from the incident but is now helping other victims of domestic violence as a volunteer and advocate, Hayes said.

Green must serve five years before he’s considered for parole.

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