An application for an Emergency Order of Protection, filed in state District Court on March 30, 2009, states that Synthia Varela was hit, choked, bitten and almost thrown off a balcony by Marnyle Barnes. The document also states that the baby daughter of Varela and Barnes, Neviah, was present.
Barnes was accused of striking Varela “with a full beer and bit her on the face” and “bit her fingers,” according to the application, filled out and signed by Albuquerque Police Department officer D. Richter, on March 27 and 28. It also said Barnes “choked” her while “attempting to throw her from the 2nd story balcony.”
Omaree Varela is not mentioned in the application, and it was not clear if he was in the home at the time of the incident.