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Oklahoma City man accused of forcing wife's face into pan of hot grease

Manuel Nunez, 41, of Oklahoma City, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after his wife said he forced her face into a pan of hot grease.
by Tim Willert Modified: April 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm •  Published: April 25, 2013

A man accused of pushing his wife's face into a pan of hot grease was charged Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Manuel Nunez, 40, of Oklahoma City, told his wife she was a terrible cook. He then grabbed her neck from behind and forced her face into a pan of hot grease.

The woman told police she was cooking fried chicken when her husband assaulted her April 7, the affidavit states.

The grease burned the woman's nose and left a small blister, police reported. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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