Deported felon held in man's stabbing
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
UNION CITY - A family game of dominoes turned bloody - and almost deadly - when an intoxicated man tried to stab an opponent Monday, police reports said.
Patricio Cornejo, 47, of 24th Street, was charged with attempted murder, endangering an injured victim, exhibiting a fraudulent license, possession of weapons for unlawful purposes, and unlawful possession of a weapon, reports said.
Responding to a stabbing report at 4:50 p.m., police found a 41-year-old Union City man lying on the floor of a New York Avenue apartment and bleeding profusely, police said.
During the game, Cornejo, who had been drinking, became belligerent and got a knife from the kitchen, and returned to the game and began stabbing the victim, reports said.
Cornejo is an illegal immigrant and convicted felon who had been deported, police said.
Cornejo is being held on $100,000 bail, police said. The victim is in critical but stable condition at the Jersey City Medical Center, reports said.