Woman ‘hits boyfriend with hammer and poisons his coffee’ for leaving the TV on

A 74-year-old woman has been accused of hitting her boyfriend over the head with a hammer for leaving the TV on.

Marilyn Kepler also allegedly put bleach in his coffee in a bid to poison him in Arizona, US.

She told police she was upset with him as she could not sleep with the telly left on in the night at their home in Bullhead City.

Her unnamed partner, also 74, said she hit him on the head while he was sleeping.

He told officers he was able to convince her to drive him to hospital after the assault.

But she drove past the hospital and pulled a gun on him while she was driving, he added.

Police said he was able to wrestle the gun away and escape from the car before she drove off.

Passers-by saw the elderly victim and drove him to the nearest hospital for treatment for injuries to his head.

Kepler was arrested for aggravated assault per domestic violence and booked into a county jail.

She told officers the row about the TV noise was the latest incident in a series of relationship issues they had been having.

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Bullhead City Police Department said: “She explained that she was upset with her boyfriend because he had left the television on during the night and she couldn’t sleep.”

The victim claimed she was regularly verbally abusive towards him and had poured bleach in his coffee, local media reported.

The police department wrote on Facebook: “He told medical staff that he woke up to Kepler hitting him in the head with a weapon at their residence in Bullhead City.

“The victim said that she drove past the hospital and then pulled a gun on him while she was driving.

“He was able to wrestle the gun away and get out of the vehicle.”

Police had previously dealt with previous violent incidents between the couple, US media reported.

Last year, she told officers he had thrown her to the ground but she wasn’t injured and didn’t want to press charges.

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