BRYANS ROAD, Md. -- A former corrections officer in Maryland has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in a brutal attack on his wife.
The state attorney's office described the crime Monday while announcing the plea by 46-year-old Armando Quispe Rodriguez.
Prosecutors say Keyia Rodriguez was asleep when her husband began hitting and stabbing her, and tried to escape, but he handcuffed her to a railing in the basement and bound her ankles. Then he kept stabbing her, a total of 23 times, and put a bag on her head and a belt around her neck in an attempt to suffocate her.
She didn't die, however, and Armando Rodriguez eventually called 911 to their home in Bryans Road, calling it a "domestic situation."
He faces life in prison at sentencing in August.
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