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88-year-old man admits to attacking wife with hammer

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 16:50:25-04

According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office 88-year-old Martin Turkiewicz pleaded guilty to assault in the second degree. 

On September 9th, Turkiewicz hit his wife, 87-year-old Rita Turkiewicz, in the head with a hammer several times causing very serious injuries. 

Turkiewicz faces a maximum of seven years in state prison when sentenced on February of next year. 

Officials say he also signed an order of protection, barring him from having any contact with his wife, expect for supervised visits on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Mrs. Turkiewicz is still recovering from her injuries.