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Marine accused of beating pregnant wife with hammer to appear in court

Posted by Laura Sinacori - email

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (WECT) - The Camp Lejeune marine accused of almost beating his pregnant wife to death with a hammer appeared in court Monday.

An attorney for 25-year-old Jonathan Gould accepted attempted murder charges in Onslow County.

Detectives say Corporal Gould hit his wife, Erin in the head with a hammer in December.  Erin was in a coma for more than a month.

Authorities say Jonathan Gould beat his wife, then stabbed himself multiple times saying their home had been robbed.  Later, he confessed to attacking his wife.

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