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Mt. Lebanon Hammer Attack Defendant Still Under Court Supervision

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Family Court judge says it’s not automatic that Robertino DeAngelis will go home once he’s released from the hospital for undisclosed treatment.

DeAngelis was released from a juvenile facility last month but is still under court supervision.

He was found delinquent after trial on charges he attacked his girlfriend with a hammer and then tried to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of a light rail car in Mt. Lebanon in 2007.

When he was released, the family of the victim, Sarah DeIuliis, expressed concern that he was located too close to her home when she planned to return from spring break. She did not come home then. She is returning home from college for the summer.

Although DeAngelis’ mother urged the judge to allow him to recuperate at home, the victim’s family is glad the judge will supervise his hospital release.

“We were shocked he was allowed to be so close to our home at Easter,” said Joe DeIuliis, the victim’s father.

Judge Kim Clark issued an interim order supervising his placement once he is released from the hospital.

The condition that hospitalized him was not revealed in court.

Should he be released before a scheduled hearing in June, the judge wants to know immediately and make a decision about where he will be placed.

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