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Essex man accused of beating his wife in the head with a hammer

A man in his 70s was charged with attempted first-degree murder after he repeatedly struck his wife in the head with a hammer, according to Baltimore County police.

Pal Yong Yi, 75, and his wife were arguing at their home in the 600 block of Carvel Grove Road in Essex before the attack on Sunday evening, police said. Police on Wednesday did not provide an update on the condition of the victim, Young Ja Yi, 72.

Police found Pal Yong Yi at the couples' home after the incident and arrested him, and he is being held without bond. No attorney was listed for him in online court records. He also faces charges of first and second-degree assault.

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