On January 22, Chad Wheeler attacked his girlfriend Alleah Taylor in a brutal violent outburst. The attack left Taylor bleeding and lifeless, but alive. She spoke out for the first time since the attack today with CBS reporter Jericka Duncan. In the interview, she recounted the horrific events almost a month after the attack happened.
“I had touched my face and I had looked down and there was blood on my hand,” Alleah Taylor said in the interview. “I remember getting up and running to the bathroom.”
The interview will air tomorrow morning on CBS This Morning. “Chad was standing by the bed, by the doorway and he was sipping his smoothie and he was like, ‘Wow you’re still alive?! I’m grateful he didn’t grab me at that moment. I was able to run to the bathroom. He went back to the living room to continue eating.”
Alleah Taylor ended up going to the hospital with serious injuries due to the attack. In the interview, she wears a sling and still has remaining signs of the injuries she sustained. For instance, a blood vessel in her eye seems to remain unhealed along with some swelling in her face.
“I had texted his dad too and told him that Chad was trying to kill me,” Alleah Taylor continued in the interview clip. “Chad’s dad called him while he was eating and I was in the bathroom. And he answered and he didn’t have any worry at all. Chad was like, ‘I’m just eating dinner, nothing’s going on.’ And that terrified me.”
Chad Wheeler Pleads Not Guilty to Alleah Taylor Attack
After a violent struggle with three police officers after the attack, Wheeler was finally subdued. Police arrested him and charged him with three criminal charges. One of those included Domestic Violence Assault. He was also charged with unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest following his struggle with the police. The evidence seemed to all be there in front of them considering Alleah Taylor’s injuries.
However, the NFL player pled not guilty to the criminal charges. Chad Wheeler blamed the whole incident on a “Manic Episode,” despite the allegations. After the initial hearing, the court ordered the 6’10”, 315-pound lineman to stay in Washington. They also placed a monitoring device on his ankle. Manic or not, his attempted murder of his girlfriend Alleah Taylor will not go unpunished. The trial is expected to happen in April, but Wheeler has already avoided jail time on a $400,000 bond.