Man sentenced for trying to kill wife at a wedding reception

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Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:39 PM ET

OTTAWA — A Gatineau, Que., man who stabbed his wife in the face with a broken beer bottle at a wedding reception was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in prison for attempted murder.

Jorge Mejias Sanchez’s sentence includes credit for 18 months already spent in custody.

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.

His wife was taken to hospital with serious wounds to her back, chest and mouth.

— With files from Tony Spears and TVA


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