UPDATE: Moorhead man sentenced for stabbing woman because of cheating allegations
MOORHEAD, M.N. (Valley News Live) - UPDATE: The Moorhead man accused of stabbing a woman multiple times and leaving her with life-threatening injuries last January has since pleaded guilty and been sentenced in the case.
28-year-old Juan Pablo Brown pleaded guilty in Clay County Court to second-degree attempted murder with intent. Brown’s second-degree assault charge and third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge have since been dismissed.
A Clay County judge sentenced Brown to 12 years in prison, and he will get credit for the nearly 18 months he’s already served in jail.
Moorhead officers were called just before 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2021 for a stabbing at 1202 34th Ave. S., where they found a woman lying face down with blood on the floor and what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to her back.
Multiple witnesses told officers they heard the victim call out for help, screaming, ‘He’s going to kill me.’
Valley News Live spoke with some of those witnesses shortly after the incident. One man said he heard a loud rumbling on the floor above his before he heard the shrieks of terror.
“All of a sudden, I hear this shrieking. And I’m like, ‘Whoa!’” Michael Wollschlager said.
“Yep. Loud screams!” Liz Schnellbach said.
“I hear this thundering down the stairs and then I hear a, ‘Help! Help! Someone call the police! He’s going to kill me!’” Wollschlager said.
Court documents say the victim was transported to the hospital where it was discovered she had five stab wounds to her back, which caused both of her lungs to collapse, as well as a punctured liver and kidney.
When officers were able to speak with the victim she stated Brown came over to her apartment on Jan. 9 and was very intoxicated. She says Brown accused her of cheating on him and checked around the victim’s apartment to make sure no one else was there.
The victim says Brown then pulled out a knife and told her he was going to ‘end it all.’ The victim says she was able to talk Brown into putting the knife away, but Brown continued to drink.
Documents say Brown woke the victim up around noon the following day, Jan. 10, and demanded money. When the victim denied the request, the victim says Brown slapped her in the face and ran to get a knife from the kitchen. Brown told the victim he was going to kill her and then kill himself, documents say.
The victim then ran out of the apartment and documents say Brown chased her. Documents say the victim believed Brown was punching her in the back until she later realized she was bleeding. The victim was able to get into a neighbor’s apartment who then called police.
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