Doctor indicted in Ohio attack on estranged in-law

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist has been indicted in Cleveland on an attempted aggravated murder charge in the pry bar attack on his daughter’s estranged husband, who also is a doctor.

The Cuyahoga County prosecutor said a grand jury also charged 66-year-old Dr. Georges Bensimhon on Wednesday with one count of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of felonious assault.

He was arrested in the Sept. 4 attack on 39-year-old neurosurgeon Seth Hoffer outside Hoffer’s Cleveland Heights home. The victim was clubbed with a pry bar but managed to fight back, pin his attacker and call for help.

The defendant, from Allentown, Pa., couldn’t be reached for comment. Messages were left at a home phone listing and at his attorney’s office.

The defendant was freed on $500,000 bond.

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