Doctor who attacked former son-in-law granted early prison release

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CLEVELAND – A doctor from Allentown, Pennsylvania who was sentenced to 3 years behind bars for attacking his former son-in-law has been granted early release.

Georges Bensimhon, 66, an anesthesiologist from Pennsylvania,  was sentenced in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in July of 2014 after pleading guilty to felonious assault.

Bensimhon was originally indicted for the attempted murder of his daughter’s estranged husband,  40-year-old Dr. Seth Hoffer.

Cleveland Heights police said Bensimhon was wearing a mask and hiding outside the back door of Hoffer’s home on Dellwood Road on the morning of Sept. 4, 2013.

When Hoffer went outside just after 6 a.m., authorities said Bensimhon attacked him with a pry bar and hit him repeatedly in the head. When officers arrived, they arrested Bensimhon and found he was carrying sedatives and spinal syringes.

Under the terms of his sentence, Bensimhon was eligible to apply for an early release after serving more than 180 days of his original sentence.

 

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