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Middlesex County man accused of trying to stab wife to death in her sleep

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Apr 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-14 16:55:23-04

Middlesex County, Va. – A Middlesex County man is behind bars for attempted second degree murder after police say he tried to kill his wife while she was sleeping.

On April 11th, police were told that a woman showed up to a neighbor’s home soaked in blood.

The victim, 55-year-old Patricia Figueroa, told them her husband tried to kill her.

Police say they responded to the 800 block of Timberneck Road. This is in the Deltaville area of Middlesex. The woman was initially taken to Rappahannock General Hospital and she was later flown to MCV for more treatment.

Police went to the home where the attack occurred and found the victim’s husband, 67-year-old Benjamin Figueroa,  on the floor of his bedroom. Police say he had wounds that they described as superficial and he was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Benjamin Figueroa has been charged with attempted second degree murder and is now being held with no bond at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center.

He is scheduled to be in court April 20th, 2015.