Nashville Realtor Billy Pesaturo charged in strangulation of ex-girlfriend during argument

43-year-old Nashville Realtor William ‘Billy’ Pesaturo was jailed Friday Night on outstanding warrants from an earlier incident. His ex-girlfriend, Patricia Benitez, visited the Family Safety Center on March 1 to report an incident that occurred on January 30. She says the two were in a previous relationship but still living together when they became involved in a verbal argument at their home. She said when she attempted to leave the room, Pesaturo blocked her exit and grabbed her by the front of her throat, pushing her against a wall. She estimated he strangled her for approximately thirty seconds, during which time she was unable to breathe. She eventually escaped his grip and was able to leave the room.