Man Accused of Stabbing 63-Year-Old Estranged Wife

Friday, Jun 28, 2013  |  Updated 1:43 PM EDT
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Man Accused of Stabbing 63-Year-Old Estranged Wife

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Jose Antonio Rivera is accused of stabbing his estranged wife.

Police in Massachusetts have arrested a 66-year-old man accused of stabbing his estranged wife with a knife he took from his daughter’s home in Bristol, Connecticut.

Police in Douglas, Massachusetts said they received a 911 call from North Street at 2:20 a.m. on Friday reporting a domestic disturbance involving a knife and found a 63-year-old woman who had been stabbed.

Police said their investigation revealed that the woman’s estranged husband, Jose Antonio Rivera, had taken a knife from his daughter’s residence in Bristol, took her vehicle without permission and drove to Douglas in an attempt to reconcile with his estranged wife.

Rivera traveled to his other daughter’s apartment, where his estranged wife was staying.

After a brief conversation, Jose Antonio Rivera pulled the knife and tried to stab his wife in the torso, police said.

Other family members intervened, but Jose Antonio Rivera stabbed the woman in the left
shoulder blade, police said.

She was transported to UMass Medical Center to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Rivera was arrested and charged with assault and battery, assault with intent to murder, assault by means of a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 years old, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 years old.

Jose Antonio Rivera was scheduled to be arraigned in Uxbridge District Court on Friday.
 

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