Friday
February
27
2015
4:31 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Husband to trial for trying to toss his wife off San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
March 01, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Xavier McClinton

The Marin County businessman who fell into the Bay after crashing his car into a guard rail and trying to throw his wife off the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge is bipolar and paranoid, according to a defense psychologist who testified at his two-day preliminary hearing.

However, Xavier Jarrell McClinton was held to answer on all charges including attempted murder for the Dec. 13 incident.

McClinton, a 47-year-old personal trainer and business owner, allegedly made the attempt on his wife’s life after weeks of paranoid and uncharacteristic behavior like believing people were trying to break into his house to harm him and the couple’s children.

On the day in question, the couple reportedly argued as they drove east onto the bridge and about 2:25 p.m. McClinton tried driving their vehicle off the side. He then allegedly pulled his wife from the vehicle and tried to go over the bridge side with her until passersby grabbed her legs and held her dangling as he fell. Rescue crews pulled him from the water and arrested him.

The accident snarled bridge traffic for hours.

McClinton’s wife of eight years was left with a severe gash on her cheek.

He is held without bail and barred from contacting his wife. He returns to court March 14 to enter a Superior Court plea and potentially set a jury trial date.

 

 

Tags: bridge, mcclinton,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What do you think of the new net neutrality rules imposed by the FCC on broadband providers?

Agree, Internet access should be governed like a utility
Don't agree, it will limit the free market
Worry about taxes
Worry it will prevent further access
It's too complicated

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
MOSCOW — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leade..
San Mateo County resident with measles may have exposed Berkeley restaurant diners
Patrons of La Mediterranee restaurant in Berkeley may have been exposed to measles last Friday eveni..
Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock, dies at 83
LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the p..
House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill
WASHINGTON — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Sec..
8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
TYRONE, Mo. — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-h..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2015 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County help wanted