Brother Assaults Sister with Pie

POSTED: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 10:56am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm

A Texas man has been charged after assaulting his sister with a piece of pie. Galveston County sheriff's deputies say the incident occurred when a family gathered for Thanksgiving dinner at a home in Algoa.

The man, 26, and his sister, 23, got into an argument. Their mother tried to stop the fighting, but it escalated and the man threatened his sister with the pie. Detectives said the man shoved a piece of pie that had just been microwaved into his sister's face.

The woman went to an Alvin-area hospital for treatment of first- and second-degree burns to the left side of her face and neck. Officials said the woman asked for the case to be dropped, but Texas law requires that the state continue with prosecution of cases of family violence.

Assault charges are pending against the brother.