Man Changes Antidepressant Med: Slashes Wife’s Throat

Paragraph 4 reads:  "Schultz's public defender says a reason for the attack could have been a change in Schultz's antidepressant medication."

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Plea deal for Milford man who slashed wife's throat

June 25, 2008

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Milford man has accepted a plea deal that could send him to prison for 16 years for slashing his wife's throat after she filed for divorce.

Police say that in August of 2006, 46-year-old Jeffrey Schultz slit his wife's throat with a utility knife and tried to choke her to death.

Schultz had been charged with attempted murder, but he pleaded to a lesser charge of first-degree assault in Milford Superior Court on Tuesday. Sentencing is set for Aug. 22.

Schultz's public defender says a reason for the attack could have been a change in Schultz's antidepressant medication.

Donna Sheehan suffered a 6-inch gash in her throat and had to have a breathing tube inserted by doctors at Yale-New Haven Hospital, but managed to survive the attack by Schultz in her home.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com