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Man attacks wife with hose for smoking in house

Associated Press - June 30, 2009 7:14 AM ET

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Jensen Beach man has been charged with domestic battery after he drenched his wife with a garden hose and elbowed her for smoking in the house.

An arrest report shows that 51-year-old John Jeffrey Murray was charged Saturday. Police say the couple began arguing when Murray's wife was smoking a cigarette in their home.

When the victim picked up the phone and began calling a friend, authorities say Murray believed she was trying to call police and elbowed her in the mouth during a struggle to grab the phone.

The woman was soaked with water when deputies arrived. Murray told deputies he had been watering the grass and did not intend to spray her. Murray was taken to the Martin County Jail and released after posting bond.

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