Woman charged in husband’s murder denied bond

Breanna Sullivan. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Beach Police Department)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A woman charged in her husband’s murder in Virginia Beach will not get bond.

Breanna Sullivan was denied bond in a court hearing Friday morning. She was also denied bond in a hearing last month.

Sullivan is charged in the July shooting death of her husband, 26-year-old Antonio Sullivan.

10 On Your Side found a string of incidents dating back to 2014 in which Antonio was arrested and charged with abusing his wife. In multiple instances abuse charges and protective orders against Antonio Sullivan were nolle prossed.

In court Friday, it was revealed that the charges against him were withdrawn after someone else contacted police on Breanna’s behalf.

On Friday, WAVY’s Jason Marks spoke with Breanna Sullivan’s attorney James Broccoletti, who claims she acted in self-defense.

“There were multiple incidents of prior conduct by her husband directed at her, which are documented both in the court records as well as medical records, as well as photographs and things of that nature, and I think that will all bear itself out at the time that the matter gets tried,” Broccoletti said.

A sister and a coworker testified that Breanna always had bruises on her body.

The prosecution said Breanna was rarely the one who filed charges against her husband and was usually the one to bail him out. They also said she bought a gun in February after their last big fight and shot her husband while their three-year-old daughter was just feet from him.