I was under the impression he tried to deescalate the situation multiple times, begging to her stop, to leave him alone and tried to tell her he would be out soon. Yeah, he did wrong in responding with violence as it wasn't called for in this situation. "" - nice victim blaming. She has a history of domestically abusing him. She's the initial aggressor. When he did wrong and responded with violence, after trying to de-escalate the situation multiple times, and when he returned to use words again (deescalating), she continued to try to escalate the situation by returning with more violence and yelling. Now before anyone starts to froth at their mouths reading my post, again - no, I don't think you should use violence. The kid should probably live with somebody else.