Man beat his wife of three years after she FaceTimed him while having sex with another guy in a parking lot
According to a felony complaint, 34-year-old William Atkinson received the series of explicit calls from his spouse on September 21, and immediately enlisted a friend to drive him to the hotel’s parking lot to confront her.
Upon arriving at the Best Western in Somerset, Atkinson found his 32-year-old wife and her alleged lover – both of whom were not named in the report – and proceeded to punch and kick her, police said.
William Atkinson, 34, brutally assaulted his wife outside a Pennsylvania hotel after she sent him a series of explicit FaceTime calls of her engaging in sex acts with another man, cops said
Atkinson struck the man as well, who then ‘fled the scene,’ according to the report.
The beating left the woman – whom police described as ‘extremely intoxicated’ and uncooperative with officers upon their arrival at the scene – with severe bruising, and bleeding profusely from her face, nose, and mouth.
What’s more, she was described as ‘struggling to breathe and crying for help.’
The calls, according to Atkinson, were intended to ‘egg him on’
After being apprehended by police, an angry Atkinson explained that the pair had been ‘egging him on’ with the vulgar video calls.
Atkinson then told investigators that he had only hit his wife with an open hand, and not with a closed fist or much less kicks – but a witness reported seeing him ‘actively kicking’ the woman in the face.
Police recovered one of Atkinson’s shoes from the scene – with one being soaked in blood, cops said.
According to the official police report chronicling the September 21 incident, the beating left the woman – whom police described as ‘extremely intoxicated’ and uncooperative with officers upon their arrival at the scene – with severe bruising, and bleeding profusely from her face, nose, and mouth
Police did not obtain a statement from the victim.
According to the complaint, however, the person who initially reported the assault in a 911 call told officers that they had heard a gun go off amid the scuffle – though ‘no witness saw who had a gun.’
A pistol was recovered by police at the crime scene, from the vehicle that Atkinson arrived in – but no magazine or rounds were found in the weapon.
Officers also found a knife and stun gun at the scene, which Atkinson alleged belonged to his spouse.
Atkinson was charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, a felony and a misdemeanor, respectively.
However, another court filing for a case several years ago indicates that Atkinson’s wife is the one with the alarming criminal past.
In 2016, the unnamed woman was cuffed for attempted murder after an argument with a boyfriend ended in gunfire.
The man was not hit in the attack, after she fired a single shot inside a residence in Cumberland, Maryland.
Atkinson’s wife later pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and was sentenced to two years of probation.
It is unclear whether Atkinson was the woman’s boyfriend at the time.
He is now being held in the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bail for his current case, and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday.