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Police Say Suspect Used Wedding Cake Knife To Stab Wife, Self

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A West Hartford man is facing charges after police say he stabbed his wife with their wedding cake knife before stabbing himself several times.

Police responded to a home at about 11:20 p.m. on Saturday.

Police say the couple had been having an argument when 22-year-old Louis DeJesus retrieved the knife and stabbed his wife once in the face before stabbing himself several times in the abdomen.

Both are expected to survive.

DeJesus is being held on $500,000 bond and is under guard in a hospital room. He is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct, unlawful restraint, violating a protective order and interfering with an emergency call.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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