September 23, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle: Walt Monegan dislocated estranged wife's shoulder

Maybe it's just me, but isn't this kinda newsworthy? The San Francisco Chronicle also thinks so, as does Amanda Carpenter at and Renee over at where I first saw it --

"North to Alaska: It turns out that well before he was jettisoned for what he says was his refusal to fire trooper Wooten at the behest of Sarah Palin, Monegan had his own share of domestic troubles - some of them spilling all the way down to the Bay Area.

"In October 1994, Monegan's estranged wife, who had moved from Alaska to the Peninsula with the couple's two daughters after more than 10 years of marriage, sought a temporary restraining order against him -- accusing Monegan of threatening to kill her, waving a gun at her and dislocating her shoulder, (emphasis added) according to her declaration on file in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

"In an interview last week, Georgene Moldovan said Monegan had threatened several times to throw her body in an Alaska river.

"Monegan, 57, who has since remarried, vigorously denied Moldovan's allegations, both in court papers filed at the time and in an interview with us last week. "I'm not a door slammer - I don't punch walls," he said.

"Monegan admitted to dislocating Moldovan's shoulder, but said it was an accident that had happened before they were married, while they "were wrestling and tickling."

Yes indeed -- can't be too careful when it comes to "tickling."

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