Elderly man admits to attacking wife with hammer

Elderly Man Pleads Guilty To Hammer Attack

BUFFALO, NY — An 88-year-old man, accused of attacking his wife with a hammer at a rehabilitation facility, pleaded guilty to assault charges Thursday in court.

Martin Turkiewicz, of Cheektowaga, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the attack of his 86-year-old wife, Rita Turkiewicz. Rita suffered serious injuries in the beating.

He will be sentenced on Feb. 8.


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