A Passaic County jury issued a guilty verdict against a Clifton New Jersey man charged with attempted murder for a stabbing incident.
The suspect lived in an apartment on Center Street in Clifton, NJ – an apartment that he shared with the victim. Around 1:00 a.m. on January 10, 2016, the suspect returned to the residence, approached the victim, and stabbed him with a kitchen knife. The victim sustained life-threatening injuries to his abdomen.
Afterwards, the suspect exited the apartment and fled the scene on foot.
The victim contacted local police, which sent cops and emergency crews to the scene. Emergency responders took the victim to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ, where doctors saved his life.
The suspect was later placed under arrest and charged with multiple crimes, including first degree attempted murder, second degree aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Now the suspect faces severe penalties after he was found guilty of attempted murder. When the suspect returns to Passaic County Superior Court on April 21, he could potentially be sentenced to 20 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Clifton Man Found Guilty in Stabbing of Roommate.”