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Tosa Man Severely Battered Sister-in-Law, Police Say

During an argument over a car, she tells officers, her husband's brother repeatedly smacked her face into pavement, leaving her with a deep cut and concussion.

A 35-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested last Sunday on suspicion of substantial battery after his sister-in-law, of Brown Deer, sustained serious head injuries while she was at his home in the 10200 block of West Nash Street.

According to Wauwatosa police reports:

The woman told police that her husband and his several brothers had a business buying and selling cars, and she had gotten into an argument with one of them about a car they owned that had been reported stolen and then recovered in Milwaukee.

She believed that her husband’s brother had sold the car for drug money, she said. He became irate and, just outside the front door, grabbed her by the hair from behind, yanked her down and smacked her head into the concrete walk at least three times.

The woman’s 7-year-old daughter witnessed the incident and corroborated her mother’s story, adding that her uncle was “mean” and “a bad person.”

The woman was first interviewed at Froedtert Hospital, where she had been treated and was still under observation for a likely concussion. The victim said she had been knocked briefly unconscious by the blows.

She had an unknown number of interior stitches and 14 exterior stitches to close a deep laceration on her forehead. On Tuesday, the victim reported that she was still suffering dizziness and blurred vision.

The suspect was being held at the Milwaukee County Jail, and his case was to have been presented to the district attorney Wednesday or Thursday.

paul hruz January 06, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Sounds like time to investigate this family,seeing she knows he does drugs and thinks he would rip off his family and insurance to get drug money
Nancy Hall January 07, 2013 at 01:40 AM
Are you suggesting that people should be investigated for the crimes of their relatives? This woman was beaten for confronting her brother-in-law. That suggests that they were not in cahoots.
Rylie White January 07, 2013 at 04:30 AM
This woman was beaten just for confronting her brother-in-law,that guy should have talked to his brother and saw what actually happened.

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