An Arizona woman was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison for running over her husband because he didn’t vote for Republican Mitt Romney for president.
Nicole Solomon, of Mesa, pleaded guilty to assault charges for injuring her husband because he neglected to vote in the 2012 presidential election.
Investigators said the 31-year-old Solomon was angry that President Barack Obama had been re-elected and became upset when she learned her husband hadn’t voted against him.
“It should have been a simple argument that should have been easy to resolve,” her husband said at the sentencing hearing. “Instead, she became so enraged that she chased me around the parking lot with her Jeep and ran me over – nearly killing me.”
The woman’s husband said Solomon, who was six months pregnant at the time, believed their family would face unspecified hardships if Obama served another term.
Police said Solomon chased her husband through a parking lot, circled him as he tried to hide behind a light pole, and then struck and pinned him beneath the vehicle as he tried to run away.
Her husband suffered a broken pelvis and other serious injuries in the incident.
The couple is now divorced.
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