New Port Richey, Florida -- An 89-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after police say he beat his wife and threatened to kill her with a knife during an argument.
Pasco Sheriff's deputies say Domenico Palermo got into a verbal altercation with his 79-year-old wife which became physical when he grabbed her by the throat, choked her and punched her in the face.
At one point during the fight, Palermo grabbed a knife from the dinner table and said, "I'm going to kill you. I'm going to kill you," according to the arrest report. His wife was able to get away and run to a neighbor's for help.
Deputies say she suffered cuts to her face and left arm consistent with her account of what happened.
Palermo was arrested and charged with domestic battery on a person 65 years or older.