Wife: "I Miss Him So Bad it Hurts"

A Marine's wife claims her husband is innocent and blames his anger issues on PTSD.

By Tony Shin
|  Saturday, Sep 19, 2009  |  Updated 10:45 AM PDT
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Exclusive Interview With Marine's Wife

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A Marine's wife claims her husband is innocent and blames his anger issues on PTSD.

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A Marine's wife claims her husband, accused of threatening to hurt former co-workers, is innocent.
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In an exclusive interview with NBCSanDiego, Jennifer Murray talked about life without the man she loves. 

"I miss him so bad it hurts," she said.

Her husband, Brandon Murray, is being held at George Bailey Detention Center after pleading guilty to one count of making threats, one count of domestic violence and one count of carrying loaded firearms.

The case began earlier this month, when Brandon was fired from his job at Alert Ambulance.  San Diego police investigators said Brandon called his work and threatened to hurt people.

But his wife Jennifer claims there never was a threat and instead, claims her husband said this:

"I can't believe you guys were doing this, and one day someone is going to stand up to you guys."

Jennifer said the comment by her husband was blown out of proportion. But when San Diego Police pulled over Brandon's car, officers found a small arsenal of weapons, including four loaded handguns and extra magazines.

Jennifer says two of the guns belong to her and she's the one who put them in the trunk.  She claims the couple had plans to go on vacation to Northern California, and practice shooting.

"We're not like the average Tom and Jane, "Oh Honey, you've had a bad day let's go to the spa," Jennifer said.  "I'm a Marine's daughter and he was a Marine, let's go to the shooting range."

Brandon also pleaded guilty to one count of domestic violence for choking his wife and pushing an air conditioner on her.

Jennifer claims the accusations aren't true, and Brandon never physically harmed her. She admits that Brandon has issues with anger, but she blames it on his time as a Marine fighting in Iraq.

"He would come into flashback modes, modes like ‘they're attacking me’," Jennifer said.

Brandon will be sentenced on October 19, and could get probation or up to three years in prison.

Jennifer is hoping he gets probation and an order from the judge to get treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

"He needs help, and the support," Jennifer said.

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