Suspect arrested in Bridgewater stabbing that left husband, wife wounded
A Florida man allegedly stabbed his mother more than a dozen times with a kitchen knife before turning on his stepfather inside the couple’s Bridgewater home Monday, authorities said.
The early morning attack left the 46-year-old woman and 50-year-old man hospitalized with serious injuries. Andrew Soto-Bonnett 27, of Leesburg, Fla., was due to be arraigned on attempted murder charges, officials said.
Police said that Soto-Bonnett called his mother into the hallway and then attacked her with the knife. His stepfather intervened and was stabbed six times in the upper body. The woman ran to a neighbor’s home to call 911, police said. When officers arrived, they found the couple conscious and alert. Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.
Soto-Bonnett was taken into custody at the house without incident. Soto-Bonnett was staying at the couple’s home since he arrived from Florida Sunday night, authorities said.
Soto-Bonnett was arrested in Florida last year and charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
In October 2010, Soto-Bonnett was accused of stealing a GPS unit and other items from a vehicle in Lake County, Fla., according to a 2011 arrest affidavit. He then sold the GPS to a pawn shop, according to the affidavit.
He was arrested in 2017 on a warrant and in July pleaded to sufficient facts in the case without a guilty finding, authorities said.