FILE – This Jan. 21, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at an Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
PHOENIX (AP) _ A judge has sentenced an Arizona woman to 3 1/2 years in prison for running over her husband with an SUV because he didn’t vote in the 2012 presidential election.
Thirty-one-year-old Holly Nicole Solomon of Mesa pleaded guilty to assault charges stemming from injuries her husband suffered days after President Barack Obama was re-elected. She was sentenced on Thursday.
Authorities say Solomon was upset about Obama’s re-election and began arguing with her husband when she found out he didn’t vote.
Her husband told investigators Solomon believed her family would face hardship as a result of Obama’s re-election.
Police say Solomon chased her husband through a parking lot, circled him as he hid behind a light pole, struck him and pinned him under the vehicle as he tried to flee.