In Claxton, Tennessee, Lowell Turpin suspected his live-in girlfriend of having an affair and was reportedly set off into a rage over a photo of another man, Mitt Romney, on the girlfriend’s Facebook page.
According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, Turpin “angrily demanded to know who the male was” from his girlfriend.
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Turpin thought his girlfriend was “attempting to communicate with friends through her Facebook account,” so he reportedly threw her laptop against the wall and allegedly punched her in the face.
Turpin was charged with domestic assault and remains in the Anderson County Jail. His girlfriend reportedly told a police officer that Turpin “has been violent toward her multiple times over several years,” but she chooses to stay with him.