Lewisburg Man Charged in Hammer Attack, Victim ‘Critical’

LEWISBURG – A Lewisburg man is facing attempted murder charges after hitting a woman on the back of the head with a hammer. State troopers say 66-year-old Robert Kitchens (CORRECTED) of Buffalo Township, Union County, allegedly struck the victim. That left her with severe injuries, she’s in critical condition, according to troopers.

Kitchens is charged with attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, and other charges. He was jailed in lieu of bail; he’ll be facing a hearing in the future. The assault came to light when the victim appeared at the hospital Friday morning, suffering from the head injury.

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