A 58-year-old man is accused of having attempted to cause the death of a 76-year-old senior who was savagely beaten, in Thetford Mines.
The Thetford Mines Police Department patrol officers received a call for a serious assault on Saint-Denis Street shortly before 6 p.m. last Monday.
At the scene, the police discovered the victim who had multiple bruises and swelling.
According to the police department's report, the septuagenarian was punched and kicked in the face and body.
The charges brought against the suspect, Gilles Perron, also suggest that she was strangled.
She was transported to the Thetford Mines Hospital Center. His life is not in danger.
Detective sergeants later arrested Perron at his accommodation in Thetford Mines, the police statement said.
He appeared the next day by videoconference on four counts of attempting to cause death, assault causing grievous bodily harm, assault strangling the victim and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.
The accused remained detained and was transferred to the Quebec Detention Center. His return to court has been set for next Monday to undergo his release investigation.