Man arrested for allegedly assaulting wife in Wash. bookings

A Washington man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted his wife in a hotel room in the District.

Authorities say 52-year-old Robert J. Silliman entered the Marriott Hotel on South Adams Street around 4:30 a.m. on Friday and assaulted his 50-year, single-mother.

Silliman allegedly struck his wife with a closed fist and repeatedly slammed her head onto the couch.

Sellers was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The incident happened as two other men were waiting to leave a nearby hotel when Sillman entered and assaulted them, police said.

Sills was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, second- and third-degree malicious injury to a spouse and third degree assault with a deadly weapon.