Florida man accused of throwing girlfriend off of second-floor balcony during argument

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 15:36:02-05

COCOA BEACH, Fla. --- A Cocoa Beach woman is fighting for her life after police said her boyfriend pushed her off a balcony.

William Lewis was initially held on $5,000 bail after his arrest Sunday night, but when a judge read the police report, he increased it to $100,000.

A police report said when Lewis pushed the victim, a witness watched her tumble off the second floor, going over the guardrail and onto the ground below.

A neighbor who helped the victim said he didn't know why it happened, but said he noticed her belongings had been thrown into the driveway.

After Lewis watched her fall, he walked back inside and closed the door, according to the arrest report.

The police report said the victim had severe head trauma and a brain bleed.

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