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Man beats wife, pulls her hair out

Heather Chapin-Fowler • Sep 21, 2010 at 11:29 PM

A Huron man remains behind bars at the Erie County jail after ripping hair off his wife’s scalp.

The attack led to a domestic violence conviction for Justin Lawton, 32. The incident occurred Sept. 13 when Lawton and his wife started arguing at their Berlin Road home. 

Trisha Lawton told police her husband, Justin, followed her outside, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her back into the house. She said he then threw her down and spit in her face, a Huron police report said.  

Police photographed several injuries on Trisha’s body, including a cut and bruising on her left elbow, cuts and abrasions on her right knee, a blackened eye, a cut and swollen lip on the left side of her mouth, heavy bruising behind her left ear and an area on the back of her head where a clump of hair had been ripped out. 

Justin is now serving a 17-day sentence at the Erie County jail. 

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