An elderly Penticton man is in custody after being charged with attempted murder, according to RCMP.
Gunter Volkmar Spoerlein, 77, was arrested Sept. 6 following a reported assault along the 3300 block of Skaha Lake Road at 7:45 a.m. the same day.
Penticton RCMP said when officers arrived on scene, they found an injured 78-year-old woman.
Officers performed first aid until Emergency Services arrived and transported the victim to hospital.
A court document outlining the charge alleges Spoerlein repeatedly stabbed Bernadita Spoerlein with a kitchen knife.
Spoerlein’s next court appearance, according to court documents, will be Sept. 12.
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