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A 46-year-old Garden Grove man remained jailed Wednesday for allegedly attacking his wife with a meat cleaver in front of the couple’s 7-year-old son.

Garden Grove firefighters called police at 6:46 a.m. Tuesday, saying Thang Van Nguyen was outside the fire station wanting to turn himself in for “murdering” his wife, according to Garden Grove Police Lt. Bob Bogue.

The victim — 44-year-old Huong Nguyen — was found conscious in the couple’s home when the suspect took police to the apartment in the 12700 block of Flower Street, Bogue said.

She was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center in critical condition to be treated for multiple stab wounds to the head, Bogue said. She was placed in a medically induced coma “due to the dramatic brain injury,” he said.

Bogue said the attack occurred in a bedroom of the apartment, and the 7- year-old boy was in a bed at the time, possibly with his mother.

The 7-year-old was placed in the care of an uncle. A 19-year-old man — also the couple’s son — was also in the home at the time, but did not witness the attack, which allegedly stemmed from marital problems, Bogue said.

Thang Nguyen was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, Bogue said. He remains behind bars in lieu of $1 million bail, according to Orange County jail records. He was scheduled to go to court on Thursday for arraignment.

—City News Service

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