Charged With Attempted Murder, Man Takes Plea Deal
Belleville resident accused of stabbed another man approximately 14 times to get one year in jail and anger management therapy.
A Belleville resident facing charges of first-degree attempted murder and other offenses after stabbing another man 14 times in a Lake Hiawatha apartment in February agreed to a plea bargain with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Monday.
Angelo Corino, 61, appeared at the Morristown Courthouse Monday. He faces sentencing in August, according to Capt. Jeffrey Paul, a spokesman for Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi.
Corino pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the prosecutor's office said.
According to the prosecutor's office, in exchange for the plea agreement, Corino must meet three requirements:
- 364 days in the Morris County Correctional Facility
- the successful completion of anger management, or a like course
- the payment of restitution to the victim for out-of-pocket medical bills.
Corino was originally charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, burglary and simple assault.
He was held on $500,000 cash bail.
The case stems from a February incident in Lake Hiawatha. Corino was accused of stabbing the victim approximately 14 times. The victim spent 11 days at Morristown Medical Center, the prosecutor's office said. A portion of that time, the injured man was in intensive care, the prosecutor's office said.
Corino will be sentenced Aug. 3 in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz.