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71-year-old man beats mayor with baseball bat after catching him on video having sex with his wife

By Mason White 12:06 PM August 11, 2015
Benny J. Green 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) An elderly man was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly beating the mayor of his city with a baseball bat for having an affair with his wife, police in Alabama said.

Talladega police said that they have arrested 71-year-old Benny J. Green, after being accused of beating 75-year-old Mayor Larry Barton with a baseball bat on Saturday morning.

Green was charged with assault and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail. His bail was set at $150,000.

According to the police investigation, Green became angry after he recorded Barton on a secret video camera having sex with his wife Charlotte Green.

Police said that the assault occurred outside Cahaba Heights Plaza Barber Shop around 8:00 a.m.

After beating the mayor with a baseball bat, Green tried to flee the scene on a bicycle, but passersby caught him and held him down until the police arrived.

Barton was taken to UAB Hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.