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Husband accused of beating wife on Christmas

A 44-year-old Fort Wayne man is charged with battery causing serious bodily injury after police said he broke bones in his wife’s face on Christmas Day.

Thomas Anspach, of the 600 block of Third Street, was also charged with domestic battery and domestic battery with a prior conviction.

According to court documents, his wife told police she had an abscessed tooth that became so bothersome she called her husband’s nephew to take her to the hospital.

But Anspach became enraged, accusing her of having a relationship with his nephew and charged at her, punching her repeatedly in the face and the back of her head, court records said.

Even though she had rolled over onto her stomach on the floor, he continued to hit her in the back of her neck, saying “look what you made me do to you,” according to court documents.

She had marks and swelling on her face and the back of her neck, as well as a black eye and a cut to the inside of her lip, court documents said.

At the hospital, the woman was found to have suffered fractures to both her left cheekbone and her forehead, according to court documents.

As of Wednesday evening, Anspach had not been arrested.