NJ man sentenced for beating wife with two-by-four
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) - August 4, 2012 (WPVI) -- Prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man who repeatedly hit his wife in the head with a two-by-four during a domestic dispute has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Fifty-year-old Thomas Tansey pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated assault in connection with the October 2009 attack at the couple's Logan Township home. The board broke several of the wife's facial bones and left her in the hospital for five days.
Gloucester County prosecutors say Tansey tried to create an alibi by goading his wife into striking him with a pipe. When she refused, they say Tansey wrapped her hands around the pipe and hit himself.
The two were in the process of divorcing at the time but were still living together. Tansey's former wife now lives out of state.
new jersey, gloucester county, beating, assault, local/state
- 4 charged with murder in deadly NJ mall carjacking
- Record Warmth!
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- 2013 Troop Greetings
- Police investigate tire slashings in South Philadelphia
- Arrest in death of retired Villanova professor
- Police investigate truck accident on Roosevelt Boulevard
- Police investigate double shooting in Mantua
- 3 rescued after car plunges into Delaware pond
- 2 suspects wanted in home invasion in Dover
- Runway littered with holiday mail
- Student robbed at gunpoint inside Philly school
- Missing 2-year-old found, mom's ex-boyfriend arrested
- Carolers to perform to grant cancer patient her wish