Cops: J.C. Mom, 4 Children Stabbed; Husband Arrested

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP / 1010 WINS / WCBS 880) – Police say a Jersey City man stabbed his wife and her four children after a domestic dispute Tuesday night.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa with police in Jersey City

Jersey City Deputy Police Chief Peter Nalbach said 35-year-old Tasheba Finley remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition after she was stabbed 14 times with a hunting knife.

Finley’s 16-year-old daughter teenager was stabbed multiple times and as she was bleeding profusely, ran to a neighbor and told him to call police, before running outside and collapsing in front of the 3-story home in the city’s Greenville section where the family lived, Nalbach said.

The teen is listed in extremely critical condition with multiple stab wounds.

Finley’s three younger children, ages 10, 8 and 6, are also hospitalized with stab wounds.

Police told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa that Finley and her husband were arguing in bed accusing each other of infidelity when he got up and said he was going to take a shower but instead came back into the room with a knife.

“She thought he was going to bend over, give her a kiss and leave when he started slashing her,” Deputy Chief Peter Nalbach said.

Police arrested 41-year-old Jai Finley, who is the father of the youngest child, Tuesday night after they said he fled the first floor apartment on Rutgers Avenue, crashed his vehicle into a  PSE&G substation and tried climbing a transformer to electrocute himself.

He faces charges ranging from aggravated assault to resisting arrest and could face additional counts. Bail has been set at $1 million.

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  • Tellmemore

    Stabbed Tasheba 14x and she’s in stable condition? The gent in the photo looks like he could give Tyson a spanking – but 14 thrusts with a hunting knife left sweet Tasheba in stable condition with stories to tell. Makes delightful crime blotter , but please don’t believe everything you read unless you want to be a zombie.

  • Lester Krinklesac

    Why didn’t they just let him finish the job & electrocute himself? Oh way, then my power may have done gone out. Aw heck, it would have been worth it for a few hours of darkness.

  • ttc

    bail? what even set bail?

  • Snow's coming

    It’s always the boyfriend lately. It makes me scared to date anyone these days.

  • Joe Quimby

    He will make a find addition to New Jerseys penile institution.

  • Mr. Finley, Dad of the Year

    Please use me for target practice. I am a steaming pile.

  • CSI

    Good he is alive. Now he can go to jail and get rapped and pounded every night before bed. Death would be to easy.

  • bk

    So sad. I read more & more horrible stories like this lately. Makes me think everything is going to end in 2012.

  • LD

    You are right about the world getting crazier, we keep putting God on a shelf, telling him we must be tolerant of others faiths… and to go away. What else
    would we expect? Oh did I mention God, please forgive me.

  • doc

    Geez, Jarhead1982, they should also ban the big cigar that’s sticking up your behind.

    • Nick

      They should ban docs. They kill more people per year than guns.

  • Joyce Golden

    the world just gets crazier

  • Jarhead1982

    Geez, when you guys in NJ going to ban knives as clearly knives are such a public safety risk.

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