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Man Sentenced In Hammer Attack On His Mother

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Cape St. Claire man has been sentenced to six years in prison for repeatedly striking his mother in the head with a hammer, fracturing her skull.

Thirty-four-year-old Robert Benscoter had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder. He was sentenced on Tuesday.

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.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that Benscoter apologized in court, saying he would never forgive himself. His mother did not attend the sentencing.

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

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