COEUR D’ALENE — A 74-year-old Lapwai man was sentenced Tuesday to almost four years in federal prison for an attack that left his victim with life-threatening injuries.

Otto Mark Homan was sentenced to 46 months for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

According to court records, Homan walked to his neighbor’s house and hit the victim once in the head with “a hammer/axe.” Homan then left the scene.

Homan, who was intoxicated at the time, mistakenly believed the victim stole his television. The victim spent more than three months in various medical care facilities following the incident.

A news release from the U.S. Department of Justice did not indicate when the attack took place, but Homan was indicted by a federal grand jury Oct. 16, 2018. Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Homan to serve three years supervised release after he finishes his prison term.

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