Woman pleads guilty to beating Jefferson County man with bat

HARVEST, Ala. (WIAT) – UPDATE SEPT. 4, 2015: An Oregon woman has pleaded guilty to beating a Jefferson County man with a baseball bat.

Investigators say Haley Fox and Samuel Campbell of Adger had been in on online relationship for two years.

When Campbell went to Oregon to meet Fox for the first time, she allegedly served him a glass of wine, then hit him in the head with a bat.

Fox is scheduled to be sentenced September 30th.

ORIGINAL April 14, 2015: An Alabama man has sustained injuries to the head after the woman he’d been communicating with on the internet decided she didn’t want a relationship.

Haley Fox, 24, of Turner and Samuel Campbell, 26, of Adger began an online relationship sometime in 2013. According to detectives, in April of 2015 Campbell had agreed to move to Oregon with Fox so they could live together.

On April 8, Campbell went to Fox’s residence in the 7000 block of Lipscomb Road SE to meet her in person for the first time. When he arrived, Fox sat Campbell down at a table outside where she served him a glass of wine. Fox asked Campbell to close his eyes, and detectives determine that this is when Fox approached him from behind and struck him in the head with a baseball bat.

Campbell sustained cuts to the head that required staples and also sustained a skull fracture. Fox told investigators that she decided to strike Campbell because she did not want to be in a relationship with him.

During the assault investigators also discovered that an additional party was present and may have witnessed the assault. Jennifer Beaumont, 26, has been interviewed but her exact involvement has yet to be determined.

Fox was arrested and charged with assault on April 9. Campbell has been treated for his injuries and released from Salem Hospital.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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