Elderly woman accused of beating husband with baseball bat

PORTSMOUTH (WPRI) – An elderly woman is arrested for beating her husband with a baseball bat.

Portsmouth Police say they responded to a home on Kensington Avenue for a domestic disturbance, there they found a 77-year old man with a serious head injury. The man had reportedly been struck several times with a baseball bat by 80-year old Filomena Tougas.

The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, at last check; he was being evaluated in the trauma center. Tougas was arrested and taken to the police station where she later passed out and was then taken to Newport Hospital.

Tougas was charged with domestic felony assault and was arraigned Saturday afternoon. She is being held without bail.

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