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Trial underway for Hazel Park man in brutal attack on wife

Posted: 10:00 AM, Jul 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-11 18:20:34-04
Hazel Park man on trial in brutal attack on wife
Hazel Park man on trial in brutal attack on wife

Testimony is underway in the case of a Hazel Park man who is accused of a brutal attack on his wife.

Radu Vasile Muntean, 34, is facing multiple assault charges.

The 32-year-old woman was found bound, beaten and shot in a pickup truck back in March. A Grosse Pointe Park police officer who was working undercover noticed the truck in an empty field in Detroit.

Muntean, reportedly waved at the officer, and he went over to investigate.

Muntean allegedly flashed a fake badge and told the officer he ran out of gas. That's when the undercover cop spotted the the woman in the truck.

Muntean and his wife are from Hazel Park.

Authorities believe Muntean intended to dump her body in the field. His wife survived the assault.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Muntean with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, unlawful imprisonment, felonious assault, felony firearm and torture.