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A Pendleton man who beat his wife almost continually from Jan. 9 through 13 was sent to prison for five years Tuesday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.

Chad A. Dimmick, 30, of Washington Street, had pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault in the attack on his wife of nine years, Angela. The couple is now divorced.

Sperrazza said, "This is, in my 20 years, the worst beating I have ever seen without a death."

Assistant District Attorney Lisa M. Baehre said that when Dimmick got tired of punching his wife, he struck her with an aluminum baseball bat, a metal chair, a broom, the broken broom handle and a wooden cane, besides running her into walls and counter tops.

The victim, who sobbed her way through a lengthy statement, said she was told she could have died of kidney or heart failure because of the toxins released into her bloodstream by her many bruises.

Dimmick twice looked into the audience at his ex-wife and tried to apologize, but she stared straight ahead and refused to acknowledge him.

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