Gatineau man savagely beats, stabs wife at wedding

A Gatineau man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after beating his wife and stabbing her in...

A Gatineau man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder after beating his wife and stabbing her in the face with a beer bottle in front of stunned guests at a wedding. (Fotolia)

Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:51 PM ET

OTTAWA — A Gatineau, Que., man 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 on Aug. 25, 2012. He punched her and struck her with a chair and table centrepiece.

He took off and guests called police, who took statements from the wife and witnesses.

Officers then went out looking for Sanchez 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 defence have asked for a nine-year prison sentence.


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