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911 calls released from wrench attack in Sheboygan

WAUKESHA Wis. (CBS 58) -- A judge granted conditional release to a man who attacked his wife with a wrench.

The 911 calls he made to police after the attack have now been released.

Peter Slesar: "My wife has been pretty badly hurt."

911 Operator: "What do you mean? What happened?"

Peter Slesar: "Well she's gotten hit in the head and she's having trouble breathing."

911 Operator: "What did she get hit in the head with?"

Peter Slesar: "It was like a pipe, a wrench...a wrench? Ok."

The attack happened last February. Cathy Slesar, the victim, asked the judge on Monday to release her husband. She and the defendant blamed the attack on his mental illness.

"Thank you for recognizing from the start the distinction between me and my actions that resulted from my mental illness, and thank you also for continuing to believe in me," said the defendant, Peter Slesar.

Slesar will be back in court for a review hearing next month. 

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