Michael Carl Burton

Michael Carl Burton, 60, of Enoree was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he called 911 to report he'd beaten his wife with a baseball bat and thought he'd killed her. His wife has been hospitalized where she remains in critical condition. 

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) Spartanburg County deputies said Monday that they had detained a man who called 911 to report he thought he killed his wife with a baseball bat. 

According to deputies, a man called 911 Sunday afternoon to say his wife was assaulting him with a baseball bat. His story changed, however, and he told dispatchers that he'd taken the bat away from his wife, saying he'd killed her with it. 

Deputies arrived at a residence on Furman Street in Enoree around 5 p.m. to find 60-year-old Michael Carl Burton and his wife inside the home. 

Burton was detained, while his wife was transported to the hospital where she remains in critical condition. 

Deputies attempted to interview Burton at the Sheriff's Office, but he requested an attorney. 

A warrant was approved for an attempted murder charge. 

Burton remains in the detention facility while the investigation continues. 

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