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SoCal TV Reporter Allegedly Threw Flower Pot at Wife's Head: DA

A Southern California TV reporter is facing felony domestic violence charges after he allegedly threw a flower pot at his wife's head, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

Carlos Zapata, a 51-year-old reporter for MundoFox 22 in Los Angeles, is accused of throwing the flower pot during an argument with his wife and causing her serious injuries on Dec. 3, Deputy District Attorney Lou Holtz said in a news release.

After Zapata was arrested Tuesday, his wife accused him of another attack that happened during an argument in November, Holtz said.

Zapata now faces two counts of injuring a spouse, including one that resulted in great bodily injury.

He was released on bond Tuesday and is in court Dec. 24. Zapata faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

DA's spokesman Ricardo Santiago said the office did not know whether Zapata had an attorney.

MundoFox 22 did not immediately return requests for comment.

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