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Man Pleads Guilty To Attacking Mother With Hammer

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(AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

(AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 34-year-old man pleaded guilty to repeatedly striking his mother in the head with a hammer because he was afraid she would tell police he had misused her credit card.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that Robert Benscoter pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted second-degree murder. He faces up to 12 years in prison at sentencing Dec. 18.

Prosecutors say on March 20, Benscoter hit his 61-year-old mother several times with a hammer. She was able to escape to a neighbor’s house and call police.

She suffered a fractured skull.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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