VANCOUVER -- A man accused of bashing a couple in the head with a hammer was charged with attempted murder Monday.
Marcus A. Morrison, 30, of Battle Ground, was arrested on Nov. 23, accused of hitting Rena Donnelly and Aaron Warner over the head with a hammer after he reportedly found them in bed together and became enraged.
Monday in court, he was officially charged with two counts of attempted murder and one court of burglary. His trial date was set for Jan. 27.
Donnelly and Warner both suffered fractured skulls and bleeding on the brain.
Background: Man arrested for bashing couple with hammer
According to the Columbian, Morrison entered Warner's house and found his girlfriend and best friend in bed, got a hammer, threw off the covers, woke them up and said,“ ‘You’re supposed to be my friend.’ ” He then allegedly struck the two.
Morrison claims he blacked out during the incident and had no memory of the attack, the Columbian reported.