66-year-old Twentynine Palms man arrested for allegedly trying to kill his wife

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested on Tuesday after police say he tried to murder his wife.

The victim went to a medical clinic on Tuesday to be treated for injuries, according to Z017.7 Medical staff alerted deputies to investigate the attempted murder. The victim told police that her husband, Robert Vocker, has dementia had been arguing at their home in the day before when he grabbed her around the neck, pushed her into a corner, and said he was going to kill her. The woman says that Vocker choked her for an extended time, and she was afraid she was going to die.

Deputies investigating confirmed she had bruises around her neck and arm.

Vocker, 66, was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.