Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Charles Schneider said Wednesday that 68-year-old Joseph Groth already got his second chance. Groth was paroled in 1983 after serving one year for the killing of his wife, Eva, in 1981.
Groth pleaded guilty in April to attempted murder and felonious assault in the attack on wife, Christine, last July. She was hospitalized more than a month after being stabbed multiple times.
A prosecutor says Christine Groth is lucky to be alive.
Defense lawyer Mitch Williams says Joseph Groth has health issues and doesn't remember what happened.