Angelique Domingo, 27, remembers almost every detail of that Sept. 5 night. That's the night she says a man she was dating tried to kill her in front of her friends.
Domingo said it started out as a gathering of friends. But when she decided it was time to leave, Dowaine Anthony McKenzie, 30, the man she had been seeing for more than four months, tried to stop her. Domingo said McKenzie had been drinking, but the violence that followed next was not something she had seen before.
After McKenzie threw her into the back of a car, he pulled her back out and around the side of a home off Garden Acres Way in Pooler. Domingo says that's where he began to choke her. When that didn't work, she said he put her in a leg lock, hoping to break her neck.
"He's like, 'You're going to die tonight,'" she remembered.
"And I said, 'What are you talking about? Please let me up now'. He was choking me more and telling me everything he was doing to me was because he loved me more than I loved him and if he couldn't have me, no one else could. He said he had to kill me because that was the only way it would feel right to him," said Domingo.
All of this was going on while people were still inside the house. Domingo managed to break free and run inside the home. She said McKenzie chased her and grabbed a knife from the kitchen. He then pinned her down in the living room.
"He got on top of me and that's when he tries to cut my throat," Domingo remembered. "I blocked it with my hand. That's why my hand is in this splint."
It's just one of the many wounds McKenzie is accused of giving her. According to Domingo, McKenzie stabbed her a total of 11 times in both arms and in the abdomen.
Domingo managed to escape to a back bedroom, where someone called 911. She remained at Memorial for six days.
On Wednesday, McKenzie was indicted for the stabbing. He has been charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, burglary and obstruction by fleeing. He may face more charges.
McKenzie was already out on parole for robbery by force and was wearing an ankle monitor when he attacked Domingo.
Domingo said she faces at least two more surgeries plus rehabilitation.