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Florida Man Allegedly Stabs Wife In Babies R Us Parking Lot After Accusing Her Of Voodoo

Police said George Hernandez accused his wife of "putting voodoo on him and having evil spirits."

A Florida man accused his new bride of putting a voodoo curse on him and retaliated by stabbing her with a box cutter in a Babies R Us parking lot, police said.

George Hernandez, 53, allegedly attacked his wife Liliana Manante, 51, as the couple sat in a car outside the store in Lauderhill last Tuesday, according to NBC Miami. Police saw a pool of blood next to a car in the lot after the stabbing.

Police said Hernandez had accused his wife, whom he married in March, of "putting voodoo on him and having evil spirits,” according to an arrest report.

Manante fled the car and began running in the parking lot as Hernandez chased her, police said. He "straddled her on the ground as she was face down screaming for help" and kept stabbing her, the report said. The violence only stopped after witnesses intervened and police arrived.

Manante was stabbed six times in her upper torso, neck and head, but she is expected to survive the attack.

But her husband said that if it was up to him, she wouldn't.

"The defendant stated several times in a taped interview that he wanted to and intended to kill the victim," according to the arrest report.

Hernandez was arrested at the scene and booked on attempted murder charges, according to the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He cried during his first court hearing.

[Photo: Broward County Sheriff's Office]

 

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