- Associated Press - Friday, October 16, 2015

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Investigators say a Janesville woman was able to escape from a man attacking her with a hammer when her two-year-old daughter interrupted the assault.

Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Hadley is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in Monday’s attack at a Janesville home. The woman told police Hadley repeatedly hit her in the head with a hammer while they were in a bedroom and said he was going to kill her.

WISC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1MHP2IY ) a criminal complaint says her two-year-old daughter came into the room and distracted her attacker long enough for her to scoop up her child and flee.

The complaint says police arrived, arrested Hadley and took him to a hospital where his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.43. He’s due in Rock County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. A call to his attorney was not immediately returned.

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Information from: WISC-TV, https://www.channel3000.com

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