FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Foxborough town worker has been arraigned in his hospital bed after allegedly beating his estranged wife into a coma.

Town wiring inspector Glenn Saltis pleaded not guilty at his arraignment at Norwood Hospital to charges including assault with intent to murder.

Saltis was being treated for hypothermia after police pulled him from a reservoir near his Foxborough house Monday.

According to the police report, Julie Saltis suffered a blow to the head, perhaps with metal shelving. She was being treated at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

The Boston Globe reported the couple's divorce was becoming final Wednesday, and Julie Saltis was scheduled to visit the house Monday to collect personal mementos.

Police said Saltis told them he didn't remember his wife coming to the house, or why he went into the reservoir.