Man beat family for telling him to get a job

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Dean Pritchard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:03 AM ET

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man who attacked his terminally ill brother with a golf club and his sister-in-law with a hammer after the couple told him it was time to get a job has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Glen Berry, 48, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm in connection with a July 13, 2013, attack that left his victims fearing for their lives.

"This is a man who requires significant intervention in terms of anger management," Crown attorney Deann Sahulka told court Monday.

Court heard Berry had been living with his brother Dean, 49, and his wife Leslie Turner, 58, for several years at their home but contributed nothing in the way of rent or household chores.

A day before the attack, Dean and Turner pressed Glen to get a job, sparking a heated argument, Sahulka said.

The next day, Turner was preparing lunch for her husband when Glen came up behind her and struck her in the back of the head with a hammer.