Man sentenced to more than 50 years in prison for continuously assaulting wife

Posted at 1:07 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 14:15:30-04

Thursday, in the 54th District Court of McLennan County, Donald Clint Cargill pled to 50 years in prison for the offense of Continuous Violence Against Family, 25 years for the offense of Assault Family Violence with Prior and 20 years for the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

According to the arrest affidavit, Donald assaulted his wife, Delinda Lou Cargill, causing swelling and bruising of the eyes, a cut lip, swollen nose and bruising on the arms and legs.

Delinda told police that she and Donald were at his sister's house when she asked him to take her home because she was scared of how mad he gets. She said Donald then became upset because she wanted to leave and didn't want to spend the night with him there.

While in the truck, Delinda said Donald took off while she still had the door open. She said he then started punching her in the face and kicking her when he could take his foot off the pedal.

During this time, Delinda said Donald would not take her home or let her out of the truck.  Delinda said Donald told her that he was "killing her tonight". He then drove back to his sister's house and made Delinda take a shower to get all the blood off.

Delinda waited for Donald to fall asleep before calling her mom to pick her up.

Police said this is the second time this year he has been charged with assaulting Delinda and that is the reason for the Continuous Violence Against Family charge. The last charge was Jan. 6. 

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said the following in a statement:

“No amount of years can equate to the physical and emotional abuse suffered by Delinda.  However, I pray that this brings closure to this horrible chapter in her life and allows her to continue to heal.  This result reiterates what I have stressed over the last 7 ½ years, that domestic violence in any form will not be tolerated in McLennan County as long as I am your District Attorney.”   

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