The Altoona man accused of beating his wife repeatedly with a hammer waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Eau Claire County Court this morning.
Roberto Rios is charged with attempted homicide...Felony intimidation of a victim...Repeated domestic abuse...And substantial battery.
Police say on may fourth...Rios hit his wife repeatedly on the head with a hammer...Then pulled the phones out of the wall to keep her from calling police.
He was later arrested for drunk driving in iowa.
Rios is currently in Eau Claire County Jail on a 500-thousand dollar cash bond.