Cape Coral mayor’s ex-husband arrested at Florida hotel

Kenneth Retzer, Jail booking photo

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The ex-husband of a Florida mayor has been charged with domestic battery and strangling after he got into an argument with a woman.

The Miami Herald reports that 48-year-old Kenneth Retzer, ex-husband of Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki, was arrested early Saturday following a domestic dispute call to Miami police.

A police report says officers found the unidentified victim with a swollen eye and red throat in a Fontainebleau Hotel room.

She told police Retzer hit her. Retzer, a former Cape Coral Fire Department lieutenant, was treated and released from a local hospital before being jailed.

It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

Sawicki went to a weekend national mayors’ convention at the hotel and attended a Friday news conference there.

The Miami Herald couldn’t reach her for comment Sunday night.


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