(CBS) GREENWICH, Conn. - Michael De Maio, a Greenwich, Conn. man, is charged with attempted murder after allegedly bludgeoning his wife with a baseball bat at their mansion Tuesday night, leaving her critically injured, the Greenwich Time newspaper reports.
Diane De Maio suffered severe injuries likely resulting in brain damage, the paper reports. She is reportedly listed in critical condition at Stamford Hospital.
A source told the paper that the domestic dispute erupted after Diane De Maio told her 55-year-old husband that she was leaving him.
Police were called to the home at around 6 p.m. Tuesday and upon arrival police found Michael De Maio at the door and an elderly woman, later identified as Diane De Maio's mother, on the second floor of the home screaming, "help me, my daughter is dying," the paper says.
Diane De Maio was found bleeding profusely. She was rushed to the hospital.
After being detained, Michael De Maio confessed to police that he hit his wife numerous times with a baseball bat after he became angry with her, the paper reports.
"I lost it, I just lost it," De Maio reportedly told police.
Michael De Maio is charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault. He is being held on a cash bond of $1 million.