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Friday 18 April 2014

News anchor 'choked and threatened' wife

Police handout photograph of WCBS news anchor Rob Morrison who was charged with felony strangulation
Police handout photograph of WCBS news anchor Rob Morrison who was charged with felony strangulation

A NEW YORK television news anchor fought with his wife and then choked her at their home and threatened her even after he was arrested, police said.

Police officers received a call from the mother-in-law of WCBS-TV anchor Rob Morrison about what was going on at the couple's home in Darien, Connecticut, police said.

Morrison had been arguing with his wife, CBS television financial news anchor Ashley Morrison, throughout the night and ended up with his hands wrapped around her neck, leaving red marks, they said.

The arresting officers said they heard Rob Morrison threaten to do his wife more harm while they were processing him. They said his wife didn't seek medical attention.

A police mug shot of Morrison shows him with what appears to be a bloody cut on the bridge of his nose and a nasty bruise on his swollen bottom lip.

Morrison, who posted $100,000 (€74,920) bail, was due in court yesterday.

He faced charges of strangulation, threatening and disorderly conduct.

The couple's lawyer said in a statement they are cooperating fully with authorities in this "unfortunate incident".

"The Morrisons are confident that a full review of this matter will show that the allegations have been greatly exaggerated," attorney Robert Skovgaard said in the statement.

Rob Morrison anchors WCBS-TV's news programmes 'This Morning' and 'News at Noon'. Ashley Morrison worked for Bloomberg Television before joining 'CBS MoneyWatch'. The couple have a young son.

Irish Independent

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