An altercation at a Kinnelon, New Jersey home allegedly resulted in two people being stabbed.
Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the Smoke Rise section of Kinnelon after someone in the house dialed 911 to report a stabbing. When officers arrived at the house, they found a 48-year-old man who had apparently been stabbed 13 times and was suffering from a punctured lung. Police also discovered a 48-year-old woman who had sustained serious wounds on her leg and hand.
According to police, the stabbings resulted from a violent family dispute. Authorities did not publicly state the relationship between the victims and the alleged assailant.
A 25-year-old suspect in the case was charged with several felonies, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
The suspect in this case could be looking at some harsh penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), assault with a deadly weapon is a third degree criminal offense. If the suspect is convicted of third degree aggravated assault, he could face up to five years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Two Stabbed during Family Dispute in Kinnelon, Cops Say.“
If you are facing aggravated assault charges in New Jersey, contact Morristown NJ criminal defense attorney Travis J. Tormey for a free consultation about your case.