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Waltham Man Charged With Strangling Wife

A Waltham man faces serious charges for attacking his wife on July 4.

UPDATED, 9:22 p.m.: One patient has been transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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A Waltham man faces serious charges after police say he allegedly strangled his wife.

Axel Morales, 29, of 109 Overland Rd., is charged with one count of assault to murder and two counts of assault and battery stemming from an incident on July 4.

At around 7:55 p.m., Morales allegedly got into an argument with his wife, threw her on the bed and strangled her as he straddled her, according to Waltham Police Detective Sgt. Tim King. The alleged victim passed out twice, he said. Also, Morales allegedly spit large globs of saliva down her throat.

The woman eventually escaped the house and fled to naother home to call the police, King said. 

Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Ween, Regardless of their status, police are bound by the law on what action they can take. This man is facing rather serious charges. I can't imagine he will be back on the street for quite a long time.
Alice H July 09, 2012 at 03:44 PM
TheLittleWeen thinks everyone is an illegal immigrant. That is all he writes about, and he does so in a very prejudiced way.
Kahnighticus July 09, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Actually, I also know for a fact that these people are illegal. There are 20+ of them living in 4 1 bedroom units.
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Unless they told you they are, or you have verified it with federal authorities, you don't know that.
SCOWE DAVIDC July 09, 2012 at 07:26 PM
If they were illegal, the police station would have been the first to know and it would also have been written in the report. A lot of "these people" you say are illegal actually are here on Visa's, which makes them legal unless it expires. There actually hard workers and only a very few of them get into trouble. Whens the last time you saw someones name in the paper for being an illegal immigrant and helping some old lady across the street or shoveling the neighbors driveway. But "those people" have a lot of respect for the church and there elders and wont hesitate to lend a hand to anyone that needs it. Friend or stranger. If you had any idea what "those people" went thru in there own country you wouldnt talk the way you do. There here for the same thing you and I are, to make a better life for there families that they couldnt do anywhere else. There not stealing your job or taking the food off your table. Theres plenty of work out there for everyone, you have to want to work every day before you look for a job.
B.Mac July 10, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Whoa! Illegals or not That's for ICE to deal with. Your all missing the point. Laying hands on your spouse . American OR NOT Is still Against the law in this country and If these people are Illegal. These CHARGES WILL NOT HELP them gain citizenship. And they know it! They are doomed to be caught eventually. If he's still in custody he may face deportation real soon. If he is " IN F A C T " illegal you'll know the truth to that soon enough. There are some Americans who shouldn't be living free in this country for beating their wives and girlfriends either. So if being illegal was really the reason for this crap. I feel confident that every alien in america wouldnt be allowed to exist in alien status. Ladies prefer Gentlemen who know when aggressive actions are appropriate. And aren't afraid to do so when the RIGHT time comes to protect and defend. Not to offend and condemn. Women or Girls they claim to love. Grow a heart. But if you hate women that much your in the right state Gays are coming out of the closet everyday. Don't bother keeping up the front sleeping with them when you really don't think much more of them than the sexual gratifications they provide.
Chris Vreeland July 11, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I live on this street and these people are scum. It was a nice quiet area before they moved in. They are constantly drunk and on the front porch blaring music, I have to keep my windows closed with the A/C on just to drown out the noise. Their cars don't have inspection or reistration stickes on them. I hope they get kicked out. I don't have a problem with immigrants as long as they do it the right way and become a part of the tax paying community.
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) July 11, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Chris, Regardless of your feelings, please refrain from insulting people by using words like "scum."
Cairo kid July 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Alice r u a bleeding heart for illegals that are putting Waltham and the State in Financial ruin? and..what is Prejudiced about calling and ILLEGAL ALIEN, an ILLEGAL ALIEN? also read Kahnnightcus' comment: TWENTY ILLEGALS IN cahoots JEEZ Alice PLEASE move to California! PLEASE!
Cairo kid July 11, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Are u serious, David? They are NOT here for the same thing I am here in the USA! I am an American citizen... NOT an illegal alien, STEALING JOBS and YES, taking food from my table! U know how EASY it is to get SNAP ( Food Stamps) IF U r ILLEGAL? PAID for by the US Government!and ...Finally are u serious, "most" here on A Visa with a GREEN card?David, Wake up!
Cairo kid July 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM
B Mac I just don't know what to say to ur post.......doesn't make sense to me, especially about hating women and gays are coming out of the closet? Have u seen your pastor for counseling?
Cairo kid July 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM
nice post Chris and I LOVE the part about becoming a part of the Tax Paying community...IN UR DREAMS!
Cairo kid July 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Ryan G Doll! I appreciate ur comment about insulting people...scum...blah blah... but the US has become so 'Politically Correct" we are beginning to miss the point: oh don't insult the ILLEGALS, don't insult the guy JUST for trying to STRANGLE his wife..OH we are the Nanny state! Enough! PLEASE ENOUGH!
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) July 12, 2012 at 12:46 AM
CairoKid, The Patch terms of use does not allow inappropriate language, derogatory remarks or swearing in our comments section. Use of these in the comments section can result in suspension of your account. You can review those terms here: http://waltham.patch.com/terms
NonnyMus July 12, 2012 at 03:27 AM
Yes, Cairo kid, ENOUGH! Unless you make over-generalizations about white American citizens who attack their wives, you are just being a bigot. In case you don't know, bigotry is generalizing the negative actions of one member of a group to the entire group - as you are doing with undocumented aliens. Do you want to even up the score by generalizing about American citizens because Police Chief LaCroix allegedly beat up his wife? Does that make all American citizens wife-beaters? Or is it o.k. when a white American citizen does it? The point is that a man nearly killed his wife and was arrested for it. Let's hope he gets punished accordingly and his wife gets the help she needs to start a new life free of abuse. As for your nonsense about the 'nanny state', please realize that helping people when they run into trouble is the best way to keep a country's economy strong. People who are starving and homeless don't contribute to a healthy economy. When given aid, 100% of that money goes back into the economy - and most of it gets spent at local businesses. Please find another information source than the one you currently use and look at the whole picture before you type another comment... we'll all thank you for it!
B.Mac July 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM
CAIRO KID. KEEP YOUR THIRD WORLD ATTITUDE IN THE THIRD WORLD. WE ARE AN ADVANCED SOCIETY. YOU HAVE THE CHOICE TO COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE...ITS ILLEGAL TO BEAT WOMEN HERE. LIKE IT OR NOT. WE WEAR SHORTS AND STILL MANAGE TO GET BY WITHOUT TRADITIONAL HEAD DRESS AND STILL NOT BE WHORES. I KNOW YOU HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE FREE COUNTRY YOU APPLIED FOR AND GAINED CITIZEN SHIP TOO. SO I AM ONLY TYPING IN CAPS SO YOU DON'T MISS ANYTHING. THIS IS AMERICA.LIKE IT OR LEAVE IT. YOUR CHOICE. BEATING YOUR WOMAN OR MAN (IT HAPPENS) IS JAILABLE AND REALLY SHOULD BE. YOUR IGNORANT ATTITUDE IS SOMETHING THIS COUNTRY HAS NO NEED FOR. AND HAS LAWS AGAINST. THANKS TO OUR OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM AND ELECTED OFFICIALS.
Cairo kid July 13, 2012 at 02:14 AM
BMac! Ur latest post is Hilarious!...,U assuming I am from a 3rd world, and a naturalized citizen, based on my handle, CairoKid? PS: I was born in Waltham, Ash St, and the questions here is STILL: Illegal Aliens DO NOT BELONG in the USA! Wife beaters, or not!...and I bet U look comical in shorts!
Cairo kid July 13, 2012 at 02:23 AM
NonnyMus: The point is the man who nearly killed his wife is an ILLEGAL ALIEN....what don't u understand about that terminology! "Nanny State:is NOT nonsense, How much is is COSTING LEGAL MA residents to HELP ILLEGALS? and speaking of "information source", please show me where "!00% of money spent helping ILLEGALS "goes back to into the economy!"
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) July 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Hi everybody, I love the energetic discussion, but since it has veered so far off topic, I am calling a halt to this discussion. Comments will no longer be accepted on this threat.

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