At 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, Cape Coral Police got a call about a vehicle that crashed into a home at 303 SW 16th Terrace.
When officers got to the scene, the found out a mini-van had hit the rear wall of the home where the master bedroom is located.
Officers found 41-year-old Jose Luis Acevedo and his wife, 45-year-old Yolima Papa-Sanchez, in the home.
Papa-Sanchez was seriously injured.
Investigators say they found out Acevedo drove his van into the exterior wall of the home where the master bedroom was located on purpose, knowing that his wife and their 7-year-old son were inside.
Police say Acevedo then exited the van, walked around to the open garage door and confronted Papa-Sanchez.
The two began to arguing and then, according to police, Acevedo grabbed an aluminum baseball bat.
Police say he then hit Papa-Sanchez multiple times with the bat causing serious injuries to his wife.
“I heard screaming… a woman screaming a lot,” said neighbor, Pat Townsand
They say he did all of this in front of his son.
Papa-Sanchez suffered injuries to her skull, fractures to her forearm, multiple contusions, lacerations and defensive wounds.
Papa-Sanchez was trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital for her injuries, where she remains.
Officials there say she is expected to survive.
Jose Luis Acevedo was taken into custody and taken to Cape Coral Police headquarters where he told detectives that he tried to kill his wife.
Acevedo has since been taken to the Lee County Jail.
The 7-year-old boy was not injured and is in the care of relatives.
Ricky Michelena, a friend of the family for about three years, says he noticed Acevedo did have a bit of a temper but the couple rarely argued around him.