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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A blind Massachusetts man authorities say beat his blind girlfriend and then struggled with officers trying to arrest him has been held without bail over the objections of his lawyer.

The MetroWest Daily News reports that an attorney for Michael Crosby argued that holding the 52-year-old Ashland man pending a dangerousness hearing Thursday would be “unjust” given that he is blind and diabetic.

Prosecutors say police Tuesday found Crosby with his arm around his girlfriend’s throat.

Police pulled Crosby from her and shocked him with a stun gun. Prosecutors say Crosby punched an officer after knocking the stun gun from his hand.

He faces several charges including assault and battery on a disabled person.

Crosby’s attorney says his client blacked out from low blood sugar and has no memory of what happened.


Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.),