Advertisement

Penticton man, 77, charged with attempted murder in domestic assault incident

Penticton RCMP have confirmed that Gunter Volkmar Spoerlein, 77, was arrested on Sept. 6 following a reported assault along the 3300 block of Skaha Lake Road.
Penticton RCMP have confirmed that Gunter Volkmar Spoerlein, 77, was arrested on Sept. 6 following a reported assault along the 3300 block of Skaha Lake Road. File / Global News

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.

READ MORE: Man, 77, in custody after woman, 78, assaulted: Penticton RCMP

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.

READ MORE: Man, 77, in custody after woman, 78, assaulted: Penticton RCMP

Spoerlein’s next court appearance, according to court documents, will be Sept. 12.

WATCH BELOW (Aired Sept. 5, 2019): Alberta man sentenced for unlawful confinement and assault of his girlfriend

Southern Alberta man sentenced for unlawful confinement and assault of his girlfriend
Southern Alberta man sentenced for unlawful confinement and assault of his girlfriend
Story continues below advertisement