TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Maryland man has been charged with attempted murder after prosecutors said he stabbed his ex-girlfriend at a Subway restaurant in New Jersey.
Yoon Choi, 48, was indicted by a grand jury on March 27, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.READ MORE: Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo Charged With Misdemeanor Forcible Touching
Choi’s attorney said the Silver Spring, Maryland resident plans to plead not guilty and that he will request a psychological evaluation. He claims Choi suffered a “temporary relaxation of his mental facilities” during the incident.
The 44-year-old victim, who is from Connecticut, suffered extensive blood loss, nerve damage and had to undergo multiple surgeries to repair her esophagus following the stabbing in Hamilton last December.READ MORE: 'Survivor' Contestant Michelle Yi Describes Frightening Santa Monica Assault
Choi was charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses. He is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center on $750,000 bail.
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