Benante's Wife 'Attacked Him From Behind'

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante's wife Sandra attacked him from behind in an assault that led to both of them being jailed, his attorney has said.

Benante's Wife 'Attacked Him From Behind'
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Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante's wife Sandra attacked him from behind in an assault that led to both of them being jailed, his attorney has said. The couple found themselves behind bars in Indiana at the weekend, charged with domestic battery in front of a child. Benante's head was bandaged when his police booking photo was taken. They return to court on Friday, where the drummer's representative, William l Hotopp, says his client will be vindicated. The lawyer explains: "Last Friday Charlie was assaulted several times during an altercation that sent him to the emergency room with a gash at the back of his head that required several staples to close. "Mr Benante and his six-year-old daughter Mia had travelled to Elkhart, Indiana, to meet Mrs Benante and her 17-year-old son, who was participating in a baseball series. "At some point words were exchanged between Mr Benante, Mrs Benante and her male companion that led to a scuffle. "Mrs Benante hit Mr Benante in the face, he pushed her away, and as he turned to leave with Mia, Mrs Benante assaulted him from behind, hitting him multiple times on the back of the head with a cellphone. "Police were called and both were detained. Mr Benante is understandably distraught by this incident, and that his daughter, who he dotes on, witnessed it." Benante, 49, will appear in Elkhart County Court, Indiana, and Hotopp says: "We expect complete vindication." Thanks to classicrockmagazine for the report.

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    Mikethespud
    I knew it wouldn't have been Charlie who attacked her, though yesterday's article didn't mention any real physical assault. Charlie did the right thing by trying to walk away from it
    BionicRooster
    Poor guy, Charlie tries to do the reasonable thing and leave but wtf is that woman's problem
    Wilbo Baggins
    I'' bet the Cops are goin' to let Charlie's Wife get away with everything and he gets time in prison, but if you reversed the situation, the story would be completely different.
    Agent 00Awesome
    Good for Charlie for not hitting her back. I knew this didn't sound like something he'd do. He seems like a chill dude.
    sopazs
    this is stupid and unfair, in any domestic violence situation like this it's unfortunate that it seems often both the police and society tend to place the blame on the male regardless of what really happened. I hope he at least gets fair treatment in court.
    thisaradj
    "....hitting him multiple times on the back of the head with a cellphone" I guess she has hit him with a Nokia 3310..