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Man pleads guilty to stabbing estranged wife more than a dozen times

He was sentenced to at least 180 months in prison
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 9:28 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to stabbing his estranged wife more than a dozen times last year.

Matt Stallings pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon with a minor present.

He was sentenced to at least 180 months in prison.

According to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Stallings forcefully entered an apartment on Coddington Loop on Jan. 6, 2021, and stabbed the victim approximately 15 times with a pocketknife before throwing her off the balcony.

The victim survived the attack.

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