88-year-old man sentenced for attacking wife with hammer

BUFFALO, N.Y (WKBW) - An 88-year-old Cheektowaga man will serve six months behind bars and five years of probation for attacking his wife with a hammer.

A judge sentenced Martin Turkiewicz after he pleaded guilty to assault in November 2017 following the incident in September at the Garden Gate Health Care Facility.

Prosecutors say he struck his wife in the head with a hammer several times, causing serious injuries.

Turkiewicz's wife, Rita, has recovered from her injuries.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Turkiewicz was issued an order of protection, but will be permitted to have supervised visits with his wife.

 

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