Police: Woman in online relationship for 2 years bashes boyfriend’s head with bat at first meeting

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Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office

PORTLAND, Ore. (KCPQ) – A 24-year-old Oregon woman is being charged with assault after she allegedly beat a longtime online ‘boyfriend’ at their first face-to-face meeting.

According to detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Samuel Campbell began a relationship with 24-year-old Haley Fox over the Internet in 2013.

After talking for nearly two years, Campbell agreed to move to Oregon to live with Fox.

According to KCPQ, Campbell went to Fox’s home in Oregon to meet her for the first time in person. When he arrived, Fox led him to a table outside that court documents said had candles and wine glasses on it.

Court documents allege Fox told Campbell to close his eyes and that’s when “things took what could have been a deadly turn.”

While Campbell’s eyes were closed, authorities say Fox took a metal baseball bat and bashed him in the back of his head three times.

Campbell suffered a fractured skull and required nine staples to his head.

According to detectives, Fox told investigators she hit Campbell with the bat because she didn’t want to be his girlfriend.

She is now being charged with assault.

However, her lawyer says things did not play out how the sheriff’s department has framed the case.

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