NEW HAVEN — A Meriden man pleaded guilty to first-degree assault after police said he stabbed another man 16 times in 2017.
Jose Escobales, 22, of 389 Center St., Meriden, third floor, made the plea in New Haven Superior Court on Monday. He was originally also charged with first-degree reckless endangerment.
Escobales, who is held on $200,000 bond, is due to be sentenced on Sept. 24.
On Oct. 14, 2017 a man was stabbed 16 times in the neck, arm, and head and needed surgery to repair a carotid artery, according to Escobales’ arrest warrant. He told police that a man named “Jose” had picked him up for a sexual encounter and later stabbed him.
Escobales told police the man, who he knew through his job, sent him texts of a sexual nature and he went to hang out with him and smoke marijuana, the warrant said.