Sunday 16 June 2019

Republican lawmaker 'punched wife because he wanted sex fast'


Doug McLeod: Republican state legislator in Mississippi
Doug McLeod: Republican state legislator in Mississippi

Zamira Rahim

A Republican politician reportedly punched his wife in the face after she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex, according to a police report.

Doug McLeod, a state legislator from Mississippi, was arrested on Saturday and charged with domestic violence. The 58-year-old is believed to have been drunk during the suspected attack, with officers reporting that they found him clutching a glass of alcohol at the scene.

His alleged assault left the victim with a bloodied nose, according to the 'Sun Herald'. Officers also found blood in the couple's bedroom, according to the police report. Another woman inside the house told officers he had punched his wife inside the bedroom.

Mr McLeod recently voted to ban abortion in Mississippi from around the sixth week of pregnancy. (© Independent News Service)

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