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Doctor to be sentenced for attack on son-in-law

July 1, 2014
Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist is scheduled to be sentenced in Cleveland after pleading guilty to felonious assault in a crowbar attack on his daughter's estranged husband, who also is a doctor.

County prosecutors in Cleveland dropped an attempted murder charge and other counts against Dr. Georges Bensimhon of Allentown in exchange for the plea. He could face up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine at his sentencing scheduled Tuesday afternoon.

Bensimhon was charged in a Sept. 4 attack on 39-year-old neurosurgeon Seth Hoffer outside Hoffer's Cleveland Heights home in northeast Ohio. Hoffer was clubbed with a crowbar but fought back, pinned his attacker and called for help.

 
 

 

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