Pennfield man charged with attempted murder following home assault

A 65-year-old man from Pennfield, N.B., has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was assaulted at a home last week.

The Mounties say officers responded to a call in Pennfield in the early hours on April 21.

Officers were able to stop the attack when they arrived and a woman in her late 50s was taken to hospital, where she remains in serious but stable condition.

Brian Harold Smith appeared in a Saint John courtroom on Monday.

He's charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of aggravated assault and remains in custody until his next court appearance on Thursday.