Man Accused of Hitting Wife Over Facebook Status Dispute

October 10, 2011 Updated Oct 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM EDT

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Man Accused of Hitting Wife Over Facebook Status Dispute

October 10, 2011 Updated Oct 10, 2011 at 1:44 PM EDT

A 36-year-old Texas man has been charged with battery for allegedly hitting his estranged wife earlier this month over a dispute involving a status update on his Facebook account, according to the Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus.

According to the Current-Argus story, police said the man posted a comment on his Facebook page in regards to the anniversary of his mothers' death, and became upset when his wife didn't click the 'like" button underneath it, triggering the Oct. 3 incident.

Read the Current-Argus story HERE.