Court house

The Penticton court house.

An elderly man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a 78-year-old woman last week in Penticton.

Gunter Volkmar Spoerlein, 77, is said to have stabbed Bernadita Spoerlein repeatedly with a kitchen knife on Sept. 6. on the 3300 block of Skaha Lake Road, according to court documents.

No further details have been released by RCMP, other than a press release stating officers were called to a report of a violent offence and that the general public wasn’t at risk.

Bernadita was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Spoerlein remains behind bars pending his next court appearance Thursday.