A Florida doctor accused of killing his father and then choking his girlfriend when he was out on bond has been spared jail time per reports.

The man was identified as Dr. Rafael Azulay who is being charged with second-degree murder for gunning down his dad at a home in Weston last May 2018, NBC 6 reported.

After shooting his father, Asher Azulay, the 47-year-old then turned the gun on himself and shot himself in the stomach and head. The incident was branded a murder-suicide by authorities.

However, it was also learned that while out on bond for domestic charges for allegedly choking his former girlfriend in March 2018. It was his third arrest related to domestic abuse.

Aside from that, the 47-year-old was also charged with aggravated assault for threatening his mother.

However, this was cleared out by the woman, Dina Azulay. She claimed that the shooting was accidental and that she was never threatened by her son.

Hence under the plea bargain, the murder charge was knocked down to manslaughter with a firearm, and the assault charge was dropped.

As a result of this, Azulay will spend two years under GPS-monitored house arrest with his mom followed by 10 years of probation for the manslaughter charge. He received one year of community control and credit for time served on the battery charges.

The 47-year-old was also forced to surrender his medical license, the Miami Herald reported.

According to Azulay’s lawyer, Hilliard Moldof, the 47-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury when he shot himself in the head, hence making him incompetent to stand trial.

“He could understand the ramifications of taking a plea, but in a trial he couldn’t,” Moldof said. “The experts said he couldn’t testify relevantly or assist a lawyer in his defense.”

However, this has left Azulay’s former partner, identified only as Angela, fearing for her life.

“How has life been for me leading up to this? It’s been awful,” Angela said. “I’m worried about my safety, my family’s safety.”

“I think he is going to find me, and he is going to kill me, and then he is going to kill himself,” she added.

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