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Man accused of burning his girlfriend with scalding water

Terrance Fritz (Photo from Covington Police) Terrance Fritz (Photo from Covington Police)

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old man is accused of choking his girlfriend and severely burning her by holding her under scalding water during an argument over a set of keys, then fighting Covington police.

Terrance Silas Fritz, of Covington, is being held in the St. Tammany Parish Jail on charges of attempted second-degree murder, domestic violence and resisting an officer, Capt. Jack West, a police spokesman, said Monday.

He said that as soon as the 31-year-old woman was released after Sunday night's attack, she ran naked to a neighbor's for help.

West said the woman was moved to a burn unit outside the parish after treatment at St. Tammany Parish Hospital for second- and third-degree burns and a dislocated shoulder.

He said police had to force Fritz's door open and use pepper spray to control him.

West did not know whether bond had been set for Fritz. He said he expects Fritz to get a public defender.

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