Greenwich man gets 8 years for beating wife with bat

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STAMFORD — A Greenwich man is going to jail after pleading guilty to attempted murder in a baseball bat attack on his wife in their Greenwich mansion.

The Stamford Advocate reports 56-year-old Michael DeMaio was sentenced to nearly eight years in jail Wednesday for hitting Diane DeMaio multiple times in the head and face with an aluminum baseball bat. The attack left her in a coma with a severely fractured skull and brain damage.

Michael DeMaio asked his wife to forgive him and apologized for his actions in state Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Diane DeMaio told her husband, who was unemployed at the time of the attack, that she wanted a divorce after 30 years of marriage.

Michael DeMaio also received a 12-year suspended sentence and five years of probation.