A Sparta New Jersey man is due to face trial in Sussex County Superior Court for allegedly stabbing his roommate in 2013.
According to officials, the 22-year-old suspect stabbed his 23-year-old roommate during a violent dispute that resulted in both individuals sustaining serious injuries.
Afterwards, the victim was taken to Sparta police headquarters by a man who reportedly witnessed the stabbing. When the victim entered the police station, he was bleeding profusely and had cuts, abrasions, and bruises on his face.
The victim was later rushed to Morristown Medical Center so that he could receive medical treatment for his injuries and undergo surgery.
Two people, both the suspect and the victim, were charged in connection with the stabbing. The suspect faces charges for second degree aggravated assault and third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
During an investigation, Sparta NJ police reportedly discovered the knife used in the attack. According to prosecutors, the knife was found in the suspect’s pocket.
Moreover, Sussex County NJ police reportedly came across 74 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the residence shared by the suspect and the victim. As a result of the alleged discovered, the suspect was also charged with drug crimes for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
During pre-trial hearings in the case, the suspect’s defense attorney attempted to get the Sussex County Superior Court to throw out the knife allegedly found by police. However, this request was denied by the judge.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “No Plea Deal for Man Accused of Stabbing Roommate in Chest.”