Longtime New York anchorman Rob Morrison threatened “he would kill his wife” after cops arrested him for choking his fellow-CBS journalist spouse in their Connecticut home, explosive court documents released today revealed.
On Sunday morning, while being booked by police, Morrison, 44, “threatened that if he was released from police custody he would kill his wife” Ashley, according Darien Police Office Patrick Clohessy, who is quoted in a court filing.
That threat, and the allegations that Morrison used both hands to throttle 40-year-old Ashley, led a judge yesterday to continue to bar Morrison from having any contact from his wife, visiting their house or going within 100 yards of her except for their common workplace at WCBS-TV.
Judge Kenneth Povadator, speaking during Morrison’s arraignment in Stamford Superior Court, said the Darien police report on Morrison’s arrest “not only reflects a serious incident, if reflects the likelihood of a serious history.”
“If I’m going to make a mistake, I’m going to err on the side of safety,” said Povadator, as he also maintained Morrison’s $100,000 bond, which the anchorman had already posted.