Man struck woman holding baby, ASO says

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.

Correction: An earlier version of the story said the incident was reported by the Gainesville Police Department, but it was the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

A Gainesville man struck his wife while she was holding their 1-month-old baby in her arms, police say. The wife's mother was also present during the beating.

David Kornmann, 21, became angry with the woman while at their home in the 4000 block of Archer Road on Monday afternoon just before 3 p.m., according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office report.

The victim speaks only Italian, and she did not include Kornmann's name on the passport of one of their children, the report said.

Kornmann struck the woman twice in the legs and punched her at least once in the abdomen as she was holding their baby, according to the report.

When authorities arrived, Kornmann said he struck the victim with a half-way closed fist in her legs as a response to her kicking him in the ribs. Kornmann had no visible injuries, the report said.

Kornmann, who is unemployed, was arrested on a felony charge of child neglect and a misdemeanor charge of battery. He was being held Tuesday at the Alachua County jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.

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