North Adams man faces charges in connection with brutal assault of wife

A North Adams man was charged with assault with intent to murder his wife, the Berkshire district attorney said in a statement Thursday.

Michael A. Cook Sr., 42, was charged with assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and assault and battery on a family or household member, officials said.

Cook’s wife was being treated for life-threatening injuries at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, officials said.


Cook was arraigned in Northern Berkshire County District Court Thursday afternoon and is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for July 17, officials said.

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