PRINCETON, W.Va. — A West Virginia man charged along with his girlfriend in the brutal attack of his 81-year-old mother has pleaded guilty.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 44-year-old Wayne William Hartley pleaded guilty Thursday. Hartley and 41-year-old Angela M. Graham were arrested Jan. 20 and charged with several offenses, including first-degree armed robbery and the attempted murder of Patricia Hartley.

Bluefield police said Hartley’s mother was found beaten in her home with a baseball bat and rolling pin. Her wrist had been cut with a paring knife. A detective’s incident report said that Graham carried out the attack, and she and Wayne Hartley left with a stolen debit card and withdrew cash to buy drugs.

Graham pleaded guilty and was sentenced earlier this year. Wayne will be sentenced in November.

Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph,

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