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Man accused of burning woman with scalding water

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago February 04, 2013 Feb 4, 2013 Monday, February 04 2013 February 04, 2013 3:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

COVINGTON - Covington police say a 48-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and severely burning her by holding her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys, then fighting police.

Terrance Silas Fritz, of Covington, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on charges of attempted second-degree murder, domestic violence and resisting an officer.

Capt. Jack West says that as soon as the 31-year-old woman was released after Sunday night's attack, she ran naked to a neighbor's for help.

West says the woman was moved to a burn unit outside the parish after treatment at St. Tammany Parish Hospital for second- and third-degree burns and a dislocated shoulder.

He says police had to force Fritz's door open and use pepper spray to control him.

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