Man Throws Wife Into River After Argument Over Dinner

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All couples have had their fair share of disagreements- allocation of income, where to spend the family vacation, or whether the kitchen walls should be beige or pearl.

Some arguments end up in disappointment, hurt, or in most cases compromise.

However, one angry man just couldn’t let his demands over dinner plans rest – leading to a drastic outcome.

Douglas Harold Green, 61, from Utah was visiting the Provo River Resort with his wife when they began to argue.

According to witnesses, Green became so angry that he “threatened to drown her in the river,” reports Fox News.

He felt he was justified because “she refused to do what he asked.”

The scene took a horrifying turn when Green dragged his wife down to the river and “forced her in”, the police affidavit states, yelling at bystanders to stay back.

Surprisingly, there are no reports of anyone coming to this scared woman’s rescue, but at least someone called the cops.

So why exactly did the man feel so angry he felt he needed to drown his wife in the river?

The victim claimed she and Douglas were arguing over dinner arrangements,” reports the affidavit.

Dinner plans??

This isn’t your classic case of “Do you want Chinese or Mexican tonight?”

Green seemingly has anger management issues, and if he is willing to display his abuse in a public place in front of strangers, one could only imagine the hardships the wife is enduring in the home.

Domestic abuse is not uncommon, with as many as one in four women and one in nine men being victims of domestic abuse, as the article “Domestic Abuse” reports in StatPearls sponsored by the National Institute of Health.

Mommy Underground has previously reported on the horrors some women endure in the home. Like when Stuart Sullivan called 911 after his wife died from beatings he gave her days earlier.

Shockingly, many women and men don’t know they are in an abusive relationship.

The Center for Family Justice defines domestic abuse for those suffering:

Domestic abuse is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that is a pervasive life-threatening crime affecting people in all our communities regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, social standing and immigration status.”

Domestic abuse is about power and control, not love.

And it doesn’t always take the form of physical violence; it can be physical, emotional, economic, or sexual.

If you or a loved one is the victim of domestic abuse call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

All people deserve to be in a loving relationship where they are respected and cared for.

Green was not off the hook for his drastic actions and is facing charges of aggravated kidnapping in the course of committing unlawful detention and assault.

His wife was bruised and emotionally hurt, but otherwise left the scene in good health.

The emotional damage we can’t see is what his wife will need to work on long after the husband’s consequences run their course.

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