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LOWELL -- A 29-year-old city woman is accused of assaulting her boyfriend while he was holding their 2-year-old daughter after he tried to videotape an ongoing argument they were having.

Ashley Demers was released on personal recognizance after pleading not guilty in Lowell District Court on Monday to domestic assault and battery in connection with the Feb. 2 incident.

As to conditions of her release, Demers is not to abuse the victim, her boyfriend. A pretrial conference is scheduled for March 21.

Lowell police say they were called to a Smith Street address for a report of a domestic assault. When they arrived, they found the 28-year-old male victim bleeding from the mouth and holding his child wrapped in a blanket on the sidewalk.

The alleged victim told police his girlfriend "went crazy'' as they continued a weeklong argument. The alleged victim told police he could feel something was building, so he began to record Demers' actions with his cellphone.

She allegedly attacked him while he was laying on the couch, holding their daughter, police said.

Before the alleged assault, the victim told her, "You are really going to do this in front of the baby?''

The alleged victim provided police with his cellphone. While it did not have any video, officers could hear the sounds of a scuffle.

Demers allegedly told police she and the victim, whom she described as a bully, had been arguing all week. She allegedly admitted the victim's lip may have been cut by her nails during the altercation.


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She reported a cut on her hand.

Both parties refused medical attention.

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