Man dies after wife bites him in 'no sex' row

A Californian man has died after his wife held him down and bit him repeatedly when he refused to have sex with her.

A Californian man has died after his wife held him down and bit him repeatedly when he refused to have sex with her.

Kelli Pratt, 45, has been arrested on suspicion of elder abuse, domestic violence and assault on a police officer.

Police said they'll have to wait several weeks for the results of toxicology reports before pressing any murder charge.

They need to discover if the bites created an infection that killed 65-year-old Arthur Pratt.

He died six days after the attack in Modesto, California and his skin was riddled with more than 20 deep tooth marks, which may have contributed to his death, said police.

A police spokesman said: "He was able to dial the emergency services. We have a tape recording of him screaming while she was biting him. When officers arrived, he was screaming that he'd been assaulted. She fought with the officers and tried to bite them, too."

Kelli Pratt is being held on €50,000 bail.

Sergeant Al Carter said: "I've seen cases where dogs have bitten kids, and blood loss or infection led to death. I've never heard of anyone being bitten to death before."

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