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* Bradley Ruffin Charged With Attempted Murder Of Girlfriend Over A Winning Lottery Ticket

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A 47-year-old man was charged with attempted murder today for allegedly repeatedly striking a woman in her head with a hammer after the pair got into a fight over a winning lottery ticket in Antioch, police said.The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged Bradley Ruffin, of Antioch, with attempted murder, battery with great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon and robbery in connection with the Jan. 26 attack on the 39-year-old woman, police said. He was also charged with restraining order violations and enhancements for the use of deadly weapon and causing brain injury. Police said Ruffin had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a probation violation for a 2007 assault against same woman.The two had gotten into a fight over a winning lottery ticket and Ruffin allegedly struck her on the side of the head six times with the claw side of a hammer, according to police. She suffered a skull fracture, broken neck and bleeding in the brain.Ruffin, who had been working on a neighbor’s car, put her in the vehicle following the attack, reclined her seat so that no one would see her and took her to Sutter Delta Memorial Hospital, where he used his feet to push her out into the parking lot, police said. The woman managed to walk into the emergency room by herself, but collapsed in the lobby and had a seizure. She identified the suspect only as “Bradley” and was put in a chemically induced coma before investigators could speak with her.Ruffin was then identified as the suspect and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

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