SHEBOYGAN, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News) A newlywed from Sheboygan is accused of beating his wife twice on their wedding night. 26-year old Jeffrey Schuette pleaded innocent this week to two misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse-battery. A $500-bond was ordered, and a tentative trial date is set for October 8th.
Prosecutors said Schuette insisted on driving his 22-year-old bride to a hotel even though he was intoxicated. She reportedly said no and got a ride from somebody else. At the hotel, authorities said Schuette hit his new wife several times in the face after she said he ruined her wedding night. Officials said he punched the bride again later while the two were in bed. Police said one of the bride's eyes was swollen, and her face was numb.
She told officers that he was violent toward her several times in the past -- but she never reported it until now.