Man accused of attacking ex-wife's new husband with crossbow, tomahawk

By John Brannen - Web Editor
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Jeffrey Hooten, 49, is accused of attempting to murder his ex-wife's new spouse in Australia.

A Texas man is facing attempted murder charges in Australia.

Jeffrey Hooten, 49, is accused of attacking his ex-wife's new husband with a crossbow and tomahawk.

Investigators say Hooten flew overseas last week to kill the man.

Officials say he fired a bolt from the crossbow, but the man was able to use his laptop to block it.

Hooten is also accused of hitting the man in the head with a tomahawk.

Authorities say a neighbor helped the victim hold Hooten down until police arrived.

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