Facebook photo of Romney causes violent domestic dispute

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a speech in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 29, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

A photo of Mitt Romney on Facebook is at the center of a recent domestic abuse case in Tennessee.

Lowell Turpin, 40, accused his live-in girlfriend of having an affair with a man he did not recognize in a photo on her Facebook page. A police report posted on The Smoking Gun indicates it was a picture of the Republican presidential candidate.

It reads: "Mr. Turpin saw a picture of an unknown (to him) male on Ms. Gray's Facebook page, and angrily demanded to know who the male was. Crystal Gray relied that it was a picture of Mitt Romney. Ms. Gray described that Lowell Turpin became upset..."

According to Anderson County Sheriff Department investigators, Turpin, who reportedly weighs 310 lbs., injured his girlfriend's hand, punched Gray in the face and smashed the laptop involved against a wall.

He was charged with domestic assault on July 22 and is still in jail, in lieu of bond, according to The Smoking Gun.


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