Bolton Man Stabs, Slashes Domestic Partner and Dog: Police

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    A 51-year-old Bolton man is charged with attempted murder after reportedly stabbing and slashing his domestic partner with a knife when she tried to end their relationship, police said.

    The woman’s dog, a pug, was also injured in the stabbing and was missing, according to police.

    Police said the victim had just flown back from California when she began to argue with her partner, John Corver, about ending their relationship.

    Corver was driving her back to his home on Boston Turnpike in Bolton when the dispute escalated and he pulled out a knife. It happened around 11 p.m. April 23. Police said Corver threw the victim’s phone from the car when she tried to call for help.

    According to police, Corver continued driving and brought the victim to Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry, where he continued to slash and stab her. He then headed to Andover, where his car crashed in the area of 96 Skinner Road.

    State police arrived on scene to find the victim bleeding in the passenger seat. She was taken by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital, where she’s listed in serious but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit, police said.

    Corver’s right arm was fractured and his forehead cut in the crash. He was also found with self-inflicted knife wounds to the abdomen that turned out to be superficial. He was taken by ambulance to Hartford Hospital and was turned over to state police on Friday.

    During the assault, the victim was holding a pug, which was also stabbed and ran from the car near Nathan Hale Homestead. A $1,000 reward was been issued for the dog, which was later found in Coventry and returned to its owners, police said.

    Corver was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree threatening and cruelty to animals.

    He’s being held on a $2 million bond and is due in court Monday.