The wife of Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain has pleaded not guilty to battery charges following her February (13) arrest in Florida.

Rebecca MCBrain was taken into custody in West Boca Raton on 24 February (13) after allegedly trying to stab a man in her home with a decorative spear before striking him with logs from her fireplace. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, suffered minor injuries.

The 50 year old was later booked at Palm Beach County Jail, charged with domestic battery and released after posting $3,000 (£1,875) bond.

Now MCBrain has pleaded not guilty and is due back in court on 3 May (13), according to local publication Boca News Now.