In 2011, Ashley Bambrough was beaten nearly to death.
Wednesday evening at the state Capitol, her father, Jon, told lawmakers that Ashley's boyfriend of three years attacked her, then threw her from a speeding truck. When Jon arrived at the hospital, he saw that his daughter was covered in blood, had a shattered head and "the flesh had been torn" from her face. She survived but still suffers from the assault.
Jon Bambrough was at the Capitol to encourage lawmakers to pass HB50, which is sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Seelig, D-Salt Lake City. The proposed "Dating Violence Protection Act" would give adults and emancipated minors the right to ask judges for protective orders against people they are dating.