FAU police: Student arrested for aggravated battery using a deadly weapon

Devin Bulna allegedly strangled his girlfriend and attacked her with a computer chair.


Photo courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Joe Pye, Editor in Chief

An FAU student attacked his girlfriend with a computer chair and apologized for having to kill her before she locked herself in a bathroom, according to FAU police records.

Devin Bulna, 18, and his 19 year-old girlfriend were out drinking at a local bar Friday before they returned to her room in Parliament Hall on the Boca campus. The two were arguing when Bulna became upset and began punching her on her legs, lower back and buttocks, she told FAU police.

Bulna then threw her to the ground, where she hit her head on the mini refrigerator in her dorm room. He subsequently picked up a computer chair and threw it onto her head, FAU police said.

After throwing the chair, Bulna threw she onto the bed and grabbed her by the neck, at which point she noticed him reaching for a pair of scissors on a nearby desk, she told FAU police.

Police records state that Bulna said, “I’m sorry but I have to kill you so it will all be okay.”

She then pleaded with and tried to hug him, telling him she loved him.

After Bulna began crying and threw himself on the floor, she took the opportunity to lock herself in the bathroom. Her suitemate heard the incident from her room next door and later called the police, according to police.

“Please get him away, please get him away from me please,” she said to the reporting police officer after he arrived.

Bulna was placed under arrest for aggravated battery using a deadly weapon, battery – intentionally touching or striking (dating violence) and unlawful possession of a fictitious ID, FAU police records state.

Bulna made his first court appearance on April 29 and is set to reappear on May 30 at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida court.

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