NC Marine is in court accused of beating his wife with a hammer

Posted by Debra Worley - email

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A Marine accused of trying to kill his pregnant wife with a hammer is set to go before an Onslow County judge Thursday.

According to deputies, 24-year-old Jonathan Gould used a hammer to beat his wife, 26-year-old Erin Gould.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said Gould stabbed himself with a small pairing knife in hopes to make law officials believe there was a third party involved in the attack.

Gould later confessed to the attack.

According to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office Erin Gould is in stable condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and appears to be improving daily.