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Man sentenced for burning girlfriend with iron

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Monroe man who severely burned his girl friend with an iron will spend more than 100 years in prison.

The rest of her life Ester Freeman will have to live with these scars.

Ester's sister, Alicia Freeman says, "even though the wounds outside and everything has healed up emotionally she is still dealing with the fear and the pain he caused."

Alicia says this is a battle they have been fighting together after former boyfriend Alan Robinson burned Ester with a steam iron and refused to get her help.

These severe burns from two years ago have now become permanent scars.

Alicia says, "she don't want to iron, don't want to touch an iron, see don't want to see an iron it's caused that much trauma in her life."

Ester's sister says today's 110 year sentence does provide some closure.

The district attorney says he's satisfied with the ruling and the message Judge Wendell Manning had for Robinson.

District Attorney, Jerry Jones says, "the judge said that he couldn't do to him what he did to her but he could sentencing him and he did and it's 110 years day for day."

Freeman says seeing her sister in such bad shape was devastating, and it made her feel helpless.

Alicia says, "I had to go home because I had her baby, and I had my children and I would have to go home, but she would always tell me don't leave I'm scared."

Alicia says she and Ester are healing one day at a time.

She says, "we made it through that and we're still working forward."

Ester and Alicia say the sentence is the best Christmas present they could receive.

Robinson was sentenced as a habitual offender.

His attorney is asking the court to reconsider the sentence and says he will appeal the conviction.

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