Greenwich Man Accused of Brutally Beating Wife

Police said a man is accused of bludgeoning wife with baseball bat.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:58 AM EDT
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Greenwich Man Accused of Brutally Beating Wife

Greenwich Police

Michael F. De Maio is accused of trying to kill his wife in their Greenwich mansion.

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A Greenwich woman is in critical condition and her husband has been charged with attempted murder, accused of bludgeoning her with a baseball bat at their Round Hill Road home.

Police responded to the home of Michael F. De Maio, 55, and his wife at 6:11 p.m. on Tuesday to investigate a domestic dispute.

Police said they couple had been arguing and it escalated to violence.

Police have not released much information about the case.

"A person familiar with the investigation," tells the Greenwich Time that De Maio told police he "lost it" when he learned his wife was leaving him.

The victim had sustained several blunt-force injuries and was taken to Stamford Hospital, where she is in critical condition, according to police. 

De Maio was charged with criminal attempt at murder and assault in the first degree, police said, and held overnight on $1 million bond.

The Greenwich Time reports that the attack happened in the couple's $7 million mansion.


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