A Winchester man admitted to fracturing his wife’s skull during the summer and agreed to serve six years in prison for the assault.
James Beschorner, 49, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree assault Thursday afternoon in Clark Circuit Court, which stemmed from a July 17, 2011 incident at 105 Springmist Lane.
According to court documents, Beschorner’s wife Dorothy Absher said she was asleep and woke to find Beschorner hitting her on the head. Beschorner told police he awoke to his wife’s screaming and saw blood on both sides of the bed. Police noted there was not blood on Beschorner. They also confiscated a baseball bat, which they believed was the weapon.
A medical examination determined that Absher had a skull fracture from the incident, along with other injuries.
“I guess I beat my wife up,” Beschorner told Clark Circuit Judge William Clouse Thursday. “I did it. I did it.”
For Beschorner, it will be his second time in prison. He served a year after constructing a pipe bomb in 2008 and threatening to blow up his apartment.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed a persistent felony offender charge, which would have increased his sentence.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 8. Until then, he is lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.
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