Man charged with assault, battery in domestic violence incident

Rome – A man was charged with assaulting a domestic violence victim in a domestic dispute, according to the prosecutor’s office.

According to the police investigation, the incident occurred on May 10 at a house in the Bignol area of Rome.

The suspect, an elderly man in his 80s, has been named as Silvio Baranetti, 48.

The victim suffered bruises and cuts, but has not been able to speak, the prosecutor said.

Baranetti was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

He is due to appear in court on September 14.