Lawmaker’s family clash is probed
The Orange County district attorney is reviewing a case involving a family disturbance between Assemblyman Chris Norby and his wife to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.
The case stems from a Sept. 2 incident in which Fullerton police were called to the couple’s home by a deliveryman who reported overhearing Norby and his fourth wife, Martha, arguing, said Police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich.
Martha Norby said her husband had pushed her, Goodrich said.
“I didn’t push anybody, she didn’t push anybody, it was purely verbal,” the assemblyman said Wednesday.
The couple, who have been married a year and a half and are expecting their first child in May, were arguing over who would pick up her three older children from school, said Norby, 60. He described it as an “animated discussion.”
Norby, a longtime Orange County supervisor, was elected to the Assembly in January after Assemblyman Mike Duvall resigned after a he was heard bragging about his alleged sexual exploits with a female lobbyist. Duvall apparently was unaware his microphone was on.