Wilmington man sentenced for cutting a homeless person in the chest

Delaware Online-

A 57-year-old Wilmington man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for cutting a homeless man in the chest with a box cutter in 2018.

Delaware Department of Justice said in August 2018, Juan Rojas, the victim and two other people were drinking under the I-95 overpass at Maryland Avenue and Liberty Street when the victim confronted Rojas about inappropriately touching a woman who was with them.

As the two argued, Rojas cut the victim from his neck down to his stomach causing an 18-inch long wound, according to the DOJ.

In May 2019, Rojas pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

A Superior Court judge also sentenced Rojas, who had two previous felony assault convictions on his record, to three years of probation after his time in prison.

He is currently in custody at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution near Wilmington.

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