Man facing abuse charges after allegedly strangling wife - FOX 13 News

Man facing abuse charges after allegedly strangling wife, injuring baby

Posted: Updated:
CLEARWATER (FOX 13) -

A 40-year-old Clearwater man is facing charges after police say he strangled his wife while she was holding a 7-week-old infant.

Police say Thomas Reinke strangled her so much that she lost consciousness, became weak, and dropped the child on the floor.

It happened during an argument in the 2400 block of Parkstream Drive shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The infant was dropped on a wooden floor, police said. The child was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with a slight skull fracture and broken arm but is expected to recover.

Reinke is in jail charged with domestic battery by strangulation and aggravated child abuse.

Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices