BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) _ A woman, her daughter and niece took a hammer to her abusive husband's head after giving him horse tranquilizers in an attempt to kill him, police said.

The women gave Michael Glass, 33, some of the tranquilizer in a drink and injected more into him once he was unconscious, police spokesman Mike Halphen said.

``That's when they began beating him about the head,'' police spokesman Mike Halphen said.

Glass woke up, ran to a neighbor's house and called police. He was recovering in a hospital Tuesday.

Brenda Glass, 38, her daughter, Brandy Jordan, 20, and Stephanie Jackson, 27, told police they wanted to kill Glass because he abused his wife, Halphen said.

They were booked on charges of conspiracy and attempted murder and held.