Doctor sentenced to 3 years in attack on Cleveland Hts. son-in-law

CLEVELAND -- The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office says a Pennsylvania anesthesiologist was sentenced here to three years in prison after pleading guilty to felonious assault in a crowbar attack on his daughter's estranged husband, who also is a doctor.

Cuyahoga County prosecutors dropped an attempted murder charge and other counts against Dr. Georges Bensimhon, of Allentown in exchange for the plea.

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He faced up to eight years in prison and a $15,000 fine at his sentencing.

Bensimhon was charged in a Sept. 4 attack on 39-year-old neurosurgeon Seth Hoffer outside Hoffer's Cleveland Heights home.

Hoffer was clubbed with a crowbar but fought back, pinned his attacker and called for help.


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