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Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Baseball Bat Attack

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — A Westover man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing and beating his wife with a baseball bat. 

Robert Cooper, 48, was sentenced on Monday in Somerset County Circuit Court. He was convicted in December of attempted murder. 

Maryland State Police said in June that Cooper threatened to killed his wife and forced her to write him a check for $25,000. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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