Texas Man Accused Of Throwing Wife From 3rd-Floor Balcony

EL PASO (October 27, 2013) Geomel Alphonso Shaffa of El Paso was jailed Sunday in lieu of $600,000 bond after police say he threw his wife from a third-floor apartment balcony during an argument.

Mariza Shaffa, 21, landed on some gravel on the ground.

She suffered rib, skull, back and lung injuries, police said, but officials with Del Sol Medical Center declined to release information about her on Sunday.

Geomel Shaffa of was charged with attempted murder, assault on a public servant and resisting arrest, online jail records showed.

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the argument.