Man Attacks and Stabs Wife at Wedding

Man Attacks and Stabs Wife at Wedding
Mon 20-01-2014

A man from Ottawa has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after savagely beating his wife and stabbing her in the face with a broken beer bottle in front of stunned guests at a wedding.

Jorge Mejias Sanchez, 49, attacked his wife, 36, at a reception at Chateau Cartier.

He punched her and struck her with a chair and table centerpiece.

Officers then went out looking for him while his wife stayed behind at the reception.

Police didn’t find him, but he came back to the reception just after midnight and stabbed his wife in the face with a broken beer bottle.

Guests were able to restrain him until the cops returned to take him away. The woman was taken to hospital with serious wounds to her back, chest and mouth.

The Crown and defense have asked for a nine-year prison sentence.