A Monterey Park man convicted of trying to kill his wife in the shower by repeatedly stabbing and slashing her was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in state prison.
Kam Hing Wong, 64, was found guilty May 2 of attempted murder for the March 31, 2016, attack on his wife.
Jurors also found true allegations that Wong used scissors, a meat cleaver and a knife during the commission of the crime and that he inflicted great bodily injury on his wife.
Wong stabbed his wife in the head with a pair of scissors while she was in the shower at their home, according to Deputy District Attorney Presciliano Duran.
Wong — who also stabbed his wife on her neck, chest and back with the scissors — told her he wanted to kill her, according to court testimony.
The woman tried to fight him off, but Wong slashed and stabbed her with a large kitchen knife and then a meat cleaver as she ran from him, the prosecutor said.
Wong’s wife ran outside naked and bleeding, where a civilian — who initially thought the woman was wearing a red dress — realized that the woman was covered in blood and called police, according to the prosecutor.
Wong was arrested in the backyard of the couple’s home.
His wife — who was slashed and stabbed 32 times — was taken to the hospital, where she received hundreds of stitches to close her stab wounds, the prosecutor said.
–City News Service
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