HS wrestling coach charged with attempted murder
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- A popular wrestling coach at Foxboro High School has been charged with attempting to kill his wife.
James Fraser, 45, appeared in court Monday on domestic assault and battery charges and attempted murder charges.
To the wrestlers he leads, “Coach Fraze” is a great guy who may lose his temper -- but only on the mat. They can't believe he's accused of trying to strangle his wife in their home on a Sunday afternoon.
"He respects his wife. He loves his wife. They love each other. I’ve seen them together in the house together. They’re good people,” said Tim Dure, Foxboro HS wrestler.
Police say they were called to the coach’s Foxboro home about 3:45 p.m. afternoon after a woman called 9-1-1 saying her husband had strangled her.
Fraser was arrested on charges of domestic assault and battery and attempted murder.
No one answered the door at the Fraser home on Monday. At the school, parents and students are shaken by the arrest.
"That's pretty disturbing, scary, glad I don't have a child on the wrestling team that's for sure,” said Jeanne Fallon, mother of a Foxboro HS tennis player.
"I just think that's crazy someone could be working with someone in my grade and then all of a sudden you hear something like that,” said Hannah Walsh, Foxboro HS senior
"I was really surprised and it’s unfortunate. I just hope that he gets the help that he needs,” said Kristin Hovey, shocked by the charges.
Wrestler Tim Dure says coach “Fraze” is loud and outgoing but he can't believe he'd assault his wife.
"I don't believe it. Honestly, I don't believe he has it in him. The way he is, he lives by his own code. He’s not going to hurt anyone. He’s not going to do that to a woman," said Dure.