Prison Chaplain Arrested For Allegedly Choking His Wife

SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON, Calif. (AP) - A chaplain at San Quentin State Prison is free on bail after being arrested for allegedly choking his wife with an electrical cord.

Rafeeq Hassan was taken into custody Thursday after prison staff
called deputies to report a domestic disturbance in a staff housing
area.

Marin County authorities say when deputies arrived, they determined that Hassan had choked his wife with his hands and an electrical cord during an argument.

Hassan was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of assault
with a deadly weapon, threatening with a weapon and corporal injury
on a spouse.

His wife was treated at the scene by San Rafael firefighters.

Hassan is a longtime Muslim prison chaplain who has lived at San
Quentin for seven years.
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Information from: Marin Independent Journal,
http://www.marinij.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-04-25-08 0926EDT


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