Man jailed for hitting wife with hammer

Andrew Monachella
Andrew Monachella

MIAMI TOWNSHIP (WDTN) – A Miami Township man is facing two counts of attempted murder for attacking his wife with a hammer.

Andrew Monachella, 86, called 911 Sunday night and told the operator he hit his 81-year-old wife with a hammer.

The attack took place at the couples Gardenia Drive home.

She is in the hospital with head injuries.

He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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