Woman sentenced for attacking husband with hammer

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A woman accused of attacking her husband with a hammer has received a 15-year suspended sentence, and will only serve 30 days in jail.

Prosecutors say in May 2007, Amy Ricks told her husband she had a surprise for him at a relative's condo. She then put a blindfold on him and hit his head with a hammer as she spun him around.

The husband, who was hit multiple times, escaped with only minor cuts to his head. Ricks, however, was charged with attempted murder.

Last February, Ricks pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated assault.

In addition to the 30 days in jail, Ricks will also have to complete community service and pay a fine.

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