Police recently apprehended a man who allegedly stabbed his ex-wife at their shared residence in Dover, New Jersey.
According to officials, the 30-year-old suspect attacked his wife and stabbed her eight times with a large steak knife. Additionally, the suspect allegedly punched his wife a number of times with a closed fist.
Afterwards, the suspect reportedly left the residence and fled the scene. He remained a fugitive from law until Morris County detectives eventually apprehended him.
Thankfully, the victim survived the attack. Despite suffering stab wounds to her chest, back, legs, and arms, doctors were able to stabilize her condition and treat her for the injuries.
The couple is divorced. However, they were living together at the time of the incident.
The victim has two children – one with the suspect and another from a previous relationship. One of the children actually dialed 911 and alerted police while witnessing the attack.
The incident took place at a Dover NJ residence shared by the suspect and the victim.
Morris County Prosecutor’s Office detectives searched for the suspect and eventually located him in Brooklyn, New Jersey. Detectives arrested the suspect without incident.
According to authorities, the suspect confessed to the violent assault.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. Additionally, he has been ordered to have no contact with either the victim or the victim’s children. The no-contact order is pending the outcome of a restraining order hearing.
Even if the suspect is eventually released from police custody, he will likely face deportation proceedings. That’s because he is reportedly an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Dover Man Wanted for Stabbing Ex-Wife Caught in N.Y., Report Says.”