NB wife beating incident

54 year old Mohamad Rafia of New Brunswick told court that he didn’t know it was against the law in Canada to beat your wife.

The Fredericton man pleaded guilty to attacking his wife with a hockey stick for half an hour in an arguement about money on May 18th.

He also threatened to kill her if she ever left him.

Rafia is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Canada in April of last year.

He was sentenced to time served since May 19th and a year of probation.