Fresno Man Beats Wife, Abducts 2-Year-Old Over Instagram Selfies: Police

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A Fresno man has been jailed after he attacked his wife and fled with their 2-year-old child because she posted “selfies” on Instagram, police said.

Julio Benitez, 37, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence and making threats after he became enraged when he noticed his wife posted pictures of herself on Instagram, Fresno police Sgt. Ray Villalvazo said.

When she tried deleting the selfies, Benitez lunged at her, choked her and threatened to kill her, he said. Benitez punched his wife several times in the face, head, arms and legs, Villalvazo said.

She was able to break free and ran away with her two children, ages 5 and 7. But her 2-year-old child remained behind.

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