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Mom of beaten woman: She was escaping abusive boyfriend

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Kasandra Kalinich was found beaten near an ATM in the northeast Las Vegas Valley on Oct. 28, 2016. (Source: Kalinich family) Kasandra Kalinich was found beaten near an ATM in the northeast Las Vegas Valley on Oct. 28, 2016. (Source: Kalinich family)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A woman found brutally beaten in the Las Vegas Valley last month tried to escape her ex-lover in Arizona before the attack, the woman's mother said.

According to police, Michael Estes allegedly hit, stomped and kicked his then-girlfriend, Kasandra Kalinich, in a northeast Las Vegas shopping center parking lot on Oct. 28. The attack happened near an ATM near the intersection of Mount Hood Street and Lake Mead Boulevard.

The woman was sent to the hospital in critical condition.

Citing the woman's friends, police stated Estes and Kalinich lived together in Kingman, AZ, but the relationship turned violent recently. Kasandra had recently tried to leave Estes when he drove to Las Vegas from Kingman to confront her. 

Police arrested Estes for the incident. Prosecutors charged him with attempted murder and battery. He is currently in the Clark County Detention Center. 

"When I close my eyes, all I could see was her being beat, hit, crying for help, and I couldn't help her," Denise Kalinich, Kasandra's mother said.

The attack left her daughter with too many injuries to count, Denise Kalinich observed.

"Every bone in her face was fractured. She has a break in her neck. She has a break behind her right ear, which is affecting her hearing and her eyes. Broken ribs on both sides," Denise Kalinich listed. "When I walked (into the hospital room), I stopped at the door and I looked in and said, 'that's not my daughter.'"

Kasandra's mother also said this isn't the first time that Estes beat her daughter. 

"He beat her three days in a row," she explained.

She said the week before the attack, Kasandra Kalinich left Kingman and came to Las Vegas to get away from Estes, but he followed her to the Valley four days later.

The what transpired before the incident is a pattern that is all too common, according to Safe Nest, a nonprofit organization assisting those affected by domestic violence.

"If you look back over this past year of all the domestic violence homicides that we've had in the Valley, you'll see that a majority of the time, the victim has either filed for divorce or made indications they were going to leave," said Hannah Brook, of Safe Nest. "So safety planning is very important."

The woman's family started a GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses. You can make a donation here.

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