Greenwich, CT - A man told police he “lost it” when he bashed his wife’s skull in with a baseball bat inside their mansion after learning she was leaving him.
Police responded to the $7.3 million estate of Michael and Diane DeMaio on Tuesday after receiving a report of a domestic situation with injuries. Once inside, they found Diane, 54, laying in a pool of blood inside a large closet with three ice packs placed under her badly disfigured head.
“What, hello, what’s going on,” she said before closing her eyes. Police tried to put pressure to a large gash on her head, “but felt it was soft”.
Also in the home was Diane’s elderly mother, Gloria Sica, who was screaming that Michael had attacked her daughter. “That monster hit her and she’s dying,” she screamed. An officer drew his gun on Michael and placed him in custody. The 55-year-old would confess to using a baseball bat to bash his wife’s head in.
“I lost it, I just lost it,” he told the officers as he lay handcuffed on the ground, explaining he became enraged shortly after learning his wife was leaving him.
Diane was rushed to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery and was later transferred to an acute-care hospital. Those close to the investigation are worried she will not survive the attack and will likely suffer permanent brain damage if she does.
For now, Michael has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault. He remains under police custody with a $1million bond. If he posts bond, which is a possibility, he will be tracked with a GPS monitoring bracelet until his next scheduled court appearance on September 18.
According to her website, Nutrition For U, Diane is a board certified, independently insured, nutrition specialist and a member of the American College of Nutrition and the Independent American Association of Clinical Nutritionists. Reportedly, Michael is currently unemployed.Tags: Attempted Murder, baseball bat, Beating, Connecticut, Crime, Diane DeMaio, Domestic Violence, Michael DeMaio