Robles said he was in a complete state of panic when he came face to face with the 7-foot shark, but pure instinct kicked in. I saw this shark eye to eye, staring at me as it was crunching into my chest. He grabbed its nose and pried it away from his chest, he said. The shark, which a fire official said was a juvenile great white, immediately swam away and did not return, Robles said. The great white was apparently agitated after struggling for its life for the previous half hour before the attack on Robles. A fisherman who used chum to attract sharks to the pier had cut it loose after hooking it but failing to land it, Robles said. WATCH: Swimmer describes his encounter Marine biologist Eric Martin told CNN affiliate KABC that it likely was a response bite by the juvenile shark and the swimmer just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. I thought Oh, my God, this is it, Im gonna die, Robles said.
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I don’t deserve this,’ ” she testified. A moment later, Mary Farren said he tackled her and knocked her to the hardwood floor, grabbed her by the neck and began strangling her and slamming her head onto the floor. She stopped screaming after she realized she did not want her older daughter to come into the room. But the attack continued, with her assailant tearing out tufts of her hair, smashing her head and strangling her, she said. He then picked her up by the neck and threw her across the room toward the fireplace. Her husband then walked over to his nightstand, picked up a heavy flashlight he kept on the floor, got on top of her and began striking her head and face with it, she said. Under questioning by Assistant State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo , Mary Farren said he struck her about 10 times with the flashlight.
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