Cape Coral Man Behind Bars For Attempting To Drown Wife, Breaking Her Nose

A Cape Coral man is behind bars after allegedly trying to drown his wife in their swimming pool over the weekend. The woman was able to get away, though, and ran to a neighbor for help. 

Cape Coral police handcuffed 46-year-old Wolfram Geiger over the weekend on a battery by strangulation charge for an attack that reportedly happened Saturday.  

Officers say they are not able to charge Geiger with attempted murder because there is no way to tell whether he intended to kill the woman. Witnesses to the incident are allegedly baffled by the decision to give Geiger a lesser charge. 

Wolfram Geiger, Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office

Geiger and his wife are both from Germany but own a home on SW 8th Place, where the incident happened.

The German national is accused of breaking his wife's nose and holding her head underwater in their backyard pool. The woman was soaking wet, bleeding and bruised, but managed to get away and ran to a neighbor for help.

Upon police arrival, Geiger walked out of his home and voluntarily surrendered. 

He's being held in the Lee County jail and, although he is not a U.S. citizen, he has a court date set for June 26th.

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