A Greenwich woman who police said was brutally beaten by her husband remains in critical condition three days after the assault, according to police.
Police arrested Michael De Maio, 55, of Greenwich, after responding to the couple's Round Hill Road home just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday to investigate a domestic dispute.
Police said De Maio is accused of going after his wife with a bat.
The 911 call came in at about 6 p.m., and DeMaio surrendered without resistance outside the couple's home, police said. Officers found his wife on the second floor bleeding profusely. Her mother was also in the house unharmed.
"Not commenting on this particular case, but sometimes a victim is most vulnerable when they are preparing to leave the relationship," Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey said.
Police said earlier this week that they're still investigating what led to the violence and whether there were previous domestic episodes at the house.
The family lived in a mansion on a sprawling estate that included a swimming pool and tennis court, Chopper 4 video over the listed address shows. The couple had three grown children.
DeMaio's employment was described by police as "ambiguous." He's due for a bond hearing on Sept. 18, and when he gets out of jail, still has an order of protection against him.
Greenwich police said they answered more than 200 domestic disputes last year. It is their most frequent violent crime.
Greenwich residents in the tony downtown shopping area were shocked.
DeMaio was charged with criminal attempt at murder and assault in the first degree, police said. A judge ordered him held on $1 million cash bond.
His wife remains in critical condition at Stamford Hospital.