Charges dropped against man accused of brutally beating his wife

Charges dropped against man accused of brutally beating his wife

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A judge dropped all charges against a South Salt Lake man accused of brutally beating his wife.

Police arrested 31-year-old Davey Williams after he allegedly held his wife captive for three days in September because he thought she was cheating on him.

Police said Williams beat his wife, tied her wrists and ankles together with an electrical cord and then around her throat, strangling her. He used a knife to cut her hair off and prevented her from escaping.

Police said Williams also threatened to kill his wife in front of her two-year-old son.

He was charged with aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault and two other felonies in connection with the abuse.

A judge dropped the charges against Williams because prosecutors didn't have enough evidence against him. There were also problems with a witness in the case.

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