86-year-old man sentenced for trying to kill wife

Andrew Monachella sentenced for trying to kill his wife. (WDTN Photo)
Andrew Monachella sentenced for trying to kill his wife. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An 86-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison for trying to kill his ailing wife.

Andrew Monachella appeared in Montgomery County court Tuesday afternoon.

Andrew Monachella
Andrew Monachella

He attacked his wife with a hammer in their Gardenia Drive home back in April. She suffered head injuries during the attack.

Investigators say Monachella told detectives at the time that his wife suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Monachella is eligible for release after serving one year.

The judge did not impose a fine on Monachella because she wants any money available to go toward the continued care of Monachella’s wife.

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