Sunday, September 14, 2008

Connecticut man sentenced to 30 years for stabbing wife to death

Superior Court Judge George Thim sentenced a Bridgeport, CT man to 30 years in prison for 1st degree manslaughter for stabbing his wife to death. 41 year old Jose Alves pleaded guilty to charges of 1st degree manslaughter and 1st degree assault just before going to trial.

"She was the first love of my life and it wasn't my intention to do this," Alves told Thim, before Thim sentenced him and noted the brutal nature of the crime.

Alves is accused of fatally stabbing his wife, Nelita Nacif, 42, in their Beers Street apartment on March 13, 2007.

According to Senior Assistant State's Attorney Margaret Kelley, the husband and wife became embroiled in an argument because Alves believed his wife was cheating on him.
Kelley said Alves then stabbed his wife with an assortment of kitchen knives and even a barbecue fork. She said Nacif suffered between 45 and 50 stab wounds.

He showered while his wife was dying on the kitchen floor, covered in a pool of blood. Neighbors who heard arguing called police, who had to break down the door of their apartment to get to the victim.

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