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Bride Battered by Brother During Wedding Reception

A Florida man is facing several charges after a spat at her wedding reception allegedly led to him hitting his sister and some of the guests in attendance.

On February 24, a woman got married in Largo, Florida, and had the reception at The Event Hall, described on their website as “an Inclusive Service Event Venue.”

Several of the bride’s family members were in attendance, including her brother, who was convicted for battery in 2014. Just before 10:00 PM, while the celebration was still in progress, her sibling reportedly got upset with his sister and began to yell at her. The argument intensified, and the man allegedly hit the bride and pushed her onto the ground.

According to reports, the man was ushered out of the venue. He allegedly hit and kicked a bridesmaid and several additional family members, including his mother, on the way out of the establishment. He also reportedly damaged the structure of the building by picking up one of the chairs and throwing it through a glass door. It shattered from the impact, and the door was destroyed.

The authorities were notified, and officers from the Pinellas Park Police Department went to the location. When they located the suspect, who they believed was intoxicated, they began talking to him about the incident. According to reports, he allegedly did not deny pushing his sister down.

The man was arrested and booked into the Pinellas County Jail where he is being held without bond. He is expected to face charges of four counts of felony battery with prior battery conviction, one count of felony battery, and one count of criminal mischief between $200 and $1,000.

If you or someone you love is suspected of an assault or battery offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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