Florida man beaten after denying marriage request, cops say

James Kane arrested in Ocala

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OCALA, Fla. - A 72-year-old man was beaten after he refused another man permission to marry his girlfriend, according to deputies.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office on Monday reported that deputies arrested 40-year-old James Kane on a charge of felony domestic battery on a person over 65.

Kane told deputies he became angry after the man refused his request.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the victim, who was not named by authorities, had cuts on his face, which was also bruised.

The victim reportedly told deputies that Kane has bipolar disorder and had not taken his medications.

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