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Police: Man throws slow cooker at girlfriend during assault

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque man punched his girlfriend in the face, smashed her car with a rock and capped off the attack by hurling a slow cooker full of scalding food at the woman, the victim’s daughter told police on Friday.

Matthew Brown, 37.

Matthew Brown, 37.

Police were sent to a trailer park near Atrisco and Bridge in the South Valley Friday, and a woman who lived there told police her mother and her mother’s boyfriend had started arguing.

The boyfriend, 37-year-old Matthew Brown, threw stuff around the house and broke windows before punching his girlfriend and her 17-year-old son in the face, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court.

He went outside and smashed his girlfriend’s car’s windows with a rock, before throwing a rock through one of the home’s windows, nearly striking a 4-year-old child in the head, the daughter said.

Brown was charged with two counts of child abuse and criminal damage to property and was booked into the county jail on $25,000 bail.

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