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CBS News anchor vows to kill his wife when he is released from police custody

By Mason White 6:05 AM February 20, 2013
Rob Morrison 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A popular television news anchorman was arrested and charged after strangling his television news anchor wife inside their home, according to court proceedings in Connecticut.

The New York City television presenter issued a death threat against his wife when he was arrested on charges of attacking her at their home in Connecticut, according to a court document released Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the New York Police Department revealed that they were called 11 times to the couple’s home when they lived in Manhattan. One call led to an arrest, but the case was sealed, they said.

Over in Connecticut, a Darien police officer wrote that Rob Morrison, who works for CBS News in New York, threatened that if he was released from police custody, he was going to kill his wife.

The statement was featured in the Stamford Superior Court in support of a protective order against Morrison. Judge Kenneth Povadator ordered Morrison to stay 100 yards away from Ashley Morrison except when both are at work.

She works for CBS MoneyWatch.

Rob Morrison, 44, was charged Sunday with strangulation, menacing and disorderly conduct. Officers had been called by his mother-in-law to the couple’s home in Darien. They said that Morrison had been belligerent toward his wife all night and had wrapped his hands around her neck, leaving visible red marks.