A man accused of beating his wife with an iron fireplace poker and then biting her nipple is now being charged with attempted premeditated murder following an appearance in a Broward County bond court.
Robert Ruman was initially charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, domestic violence and committing/attempting a specified felony for the July 25 attack.
Officials said Robert Ruman and wife Judy Ruman had been talking about getting a divorce, but the husband objected. That's when he "completely lost control" and made threats to kill her and then himself, an arrest report said.
Robert Ruman first hit his wife with his fist, then hit her in the head with the fireplace poker, officials said.
Judy Ruman was taken to Broward Health North to be treated for open wounds on her head and face, along with permanent damage to her nipple and other injuries to her back, torso, arms and legs.
Robert Ruman continues to be held without bond following the new charge.
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