MESA, AZ - A Mesa man told police that his wife put a “spell” on him, but investigators didn’t buy it and arrested him, according to court documents.
David Burnes, 31, is accused of punching his wife five times on July 9th and cutting the phone line to prevent her from calling 911.
Burnes also hit a wall inside of their apartment near Main Street and Gilbert Road, Mesa police said.
“He said his wife put a spell on him that allowed her to harm him,” the report states.
Burnes reportedly told investigators that his wife struck him with a hammer after putting the “spell” on him, but there was no evidence, not even a hammer, to support his claim.
“He was not rational through any of that,” his wife, Gina, told ABC15. “He said a lot of things."
Gina’s face has healed and she said she is doing better. Her family is helping her through this rough time.
If you’re scared and need protection from domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or visit the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence website .
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