A Passaic County jury recently found a Clifton NJ man guilty of attempted murder in connection with a violent stabbing incident.
The suspect is a resident of Clifton, New Jersey. He was accused of stabbing his roommate on January 10, 2016 at their shared residence on Center Street.
According to Passaic County NJ prosecutors, the suspect returned to the apartment around 1:00 a.m., walked toward the victim, and used a kitchen knife to stab him in the abdomen. Prior to the stabbing, the suspect reportedly said hello friend to the victim.
After assaulting the victim, the suspect ran out of the apartment and fled the area.
The victim dialed 911 and alerted local law enforcement, which dispatched police officers and emergency responders to the scene. Emergency workers transported the victim to St. Joseph s Regional Medical Center in Paterson NJ, where he received urgent medical treatment to save his life.
The suspect was later arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including first degree attempted murder, second degree aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
Now the suspect could be subject to a prison sentence of 20 years after being found guilty on the attempted murder charges. He will return to Passaic County Superior Court in Paterson on April 21 for a formal sentencing hearing.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Clifton Man Found Guilty in Stabbing of Roommate.”