, Salem, MA

March 19, 2014

Man held in assault on wife


---- — BEVERLY — A Beverly man who allegedly flew into a jealous rage after finding his friend’s phone number on his wife’s phone — even though he’s the one who gave it to her, his wife says — is being held without bail on charges that include attempted murder.

Waryn Rosario, 28, of 606 Manor Road, was arrested on a warrant Monday, hours after the early-morning incident inside the couple’s apartment.

According to a police report, Rosario arrived home around 2 a.m. Monday and demanded to look at his wife’s phone.

When he saw the number, he flew into a rage. When the woman reminded him that he’d given that number to her, he began punching her, she said.

The woman, who is 36, fled to a bathroom, but Rosario managed to unlock the door and go after her again, according to the police report.

The woman said he punched her again, then put his hand around her throat and began to strangle her, telling her he would kill her.

The attack was interrupted by the woman’s teenage sons, who told Rosario to leave their mother alone.

Rosario then took the keys to his wife’s car and left. The woman suffered cuts and bruises to her face, neck and shoulders, police said.

Police found Rosario at the apartment later Monday morning and arrested him on a warrant. In addition to attempted murder, he is charged with domestic assault and battery and threats to commit a crime. Rosario pleaded not guilty yesterday during his arraignment in Salem District Court.

Judge Matthew Machera granted a request by prosecutor Patrick Collins to hold Rosario in custody without bail, pending a hearing next week into whether he poses a danger if released. That hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 24.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.