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Police: Man beat girlfriend's estranged husband with baseball bat

By: Jesse Martinez
LAS CRUCES, N.M. A 35-year-old man is accused of beating his girlfriend's estranged husband with a baseball bat, police said.

Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, the victim was walking along Avenida De Mesilla when his estranged wife drove by and they began arguing. The woman's boyfriend, Javier Hernandez, 35, got out of the vehicle and started beating the man, police said.

Police said Hernandez used a baseball bat to hit the man and threatened him with a pocketknife. The man was hit several times in his legs, arms and upper torso, police said.

Hernandez and his girlfriend left the scene and drove to an apartment at 805 17th St. Police later detained Hernandez for questioning and found a knife in a medicine cabinet, a baseball bat and a bloody shirt in the closet at the apartment, police said.

Hernandez was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bail set at $10,000.



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