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Former Army doctor gets 30 years for attack on Virginia woman – NBC4 Washington

Former Army doctor gets 30 years for attack on Virginia woman – NBC4 Washington

A man who once worked as a doctor at Fort Belvoir in Virginia was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday for attacking and beating his wife and gluing her to a pole in the couple’s basement.

This is the second case in which Dr. Drew Steiner has been convicted of assaulting a woman. He is already serving a 10-year prison sentence for an attack on a victim he met online in August 2020.

During the trial in that case, his wife testified that Steiner attacked her in their home in September 2020. She testified that Steiner had just gotten over COVID-19 when he asked to come out of quarantine and into their bedroom, she said.

Suddenly, Steiner pinned her to the bed, she said, telling jurors: “I said, ‘Please, I don’t feel good. I can’t breathe,’ and he said, ‘That’s the point.'”

She testified that Steiner later hit her with a sandal that she tried to use to defend herself, saying, “He grabbed a sandal and started hitting me really hard on my ear and head. Everything was spinning. I was just waiting for the next one blow and the next blow. I tried my best not to faint.”

Her husband marched her to different rooms in the house, she testified. In a bathroom, she grabbed a can of spray paint to fight back, but, she said, he told her, “If you use that, I’m going to smash your face in, and you know I will.”

Eventually, Steiner took her to the basement, duct-taped her to a pole, turned off the light and left, she said. She managed to free herself and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

In October, a jury found Steiner guilty of kidnapping with intent to defile, malicious wounding and attempted rape. He was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison.

In November 2022, he was convicted of rape and unlawful video recording in the case involving the woman he met online.