CLEVELAND -- Bond has been raised from $500,000 to $750,000 against a doctor accused in the attempted murder of his daughter's estranged husband.
Dr. Georges J. Bensimhon of Allentown, Penn., was indicted earlier this month on multiple counts including attempted aggravated murder, attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of felonious assault.
Bensimhon was in court Wednesday morning for an arraignment hearing.
Bensimhon, a 66-year-old anesthesiologist, allegedly hid outside the back door of Seth Hoffer's home in Cleveland Heights wearing a mask the morning of Sept. 4.
When Hoffer, who works as a neurosurgeon at University Hospitals, walked outside, Bensimhon allegedly attacked him with a pry bar and struck him in the head repeatedly.
Authorities say Hoffer, 39, was bleeding profusely, but still managed to fend off his attacker and pin him to the ground. Then he yelled out for neighbors to call police. When officers arrived, they arrested Bensimhon and found a cache of injectable sedatives and spinal syringes in his possession.
Bensimhon appeared in Cleveland Heights Municipal Court on September 5 and was released on $500,000 bond. He also surrendered his U.S. and Israeli passports.