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