An undocumented immigrant was recently sentenced to a lengthy term of incarceration for stabbing his ex-wife at their home in Dover, NJ.
The stabbing incident occurred on January 25, 2015. According to law enforcement, the suspect got into an argument with his ex-wife at the Dover residence and used a knife to repeatedly stab her.
The ex-couple’s 10-year-old daughter, who witnessed the violent incident, dialed 911 and notified the Dover Police Department. Dover NJ cops rushed to the scene, but the suspect had already fled the area. The suspect was later tracked down and placed under arrest in New York.
Morris County NJ prosecutors initially charged the suspect with attempted murder, but the suspect later reached a plea agreement on reduced charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The suspect recently made an appearance in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown for a sentencing hearing. The suspect told the superior court judge that he was drunk on the night of the stabbing. The judge later sentenced the suspect to 10 years in NJ State Prison.
The suspect, a 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Ecuador, will be subject to deportation proceedings after he finishes his prison sentence.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 10 Years for Stabbing Ex-Wife in Front of Daughter, Report Says.”