They had been dating for three months, and there hadn't been any sign of violence between them - until they went to a party.
People were drinking, and the situation got out of control.
"He beat her," Heather Barnes, Taylor County victims' advocate in County Attorney Craig Cox's office, said. "He beat her face until it became unrecognizable."
The scenario is the true story of one of Barnes' most recent clients, one of many Taylor County residents she has helped escape an abusive situation.