Christopher Freeman’s trial for the nearly fatal stabbing of a woman was set to begin Monday.
Freeman admitted to the charge of first degree assault and will be sentenced to 15 years in prison by Judge Barry Porsch on July 28.
The trial that was supposed to begin Monday had Freeman facing attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and other charges in relation to the stabbing.
In August of 2019 Freeman stabbed a woman in a parking lot on Garden Street in Seneca Falls multiple times. He then put the woman and three children into a vehicle and drove away. He then got out on Chapin Street where he ran inside a mobile home and stabbed himself.
Police performed lifesaving measures on the woman until EMTs arrived and both the woman and Freeman were airlifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.
Freeman was arrested after his release and the woman remained hospitalized for several weeks. Blood tests confirmed from the hospital that Freeman was intoxicated at the time of the attack.
If convicted Freeman was facing up to 25 years in prison.
The plea came after Freeman was arrested on Monday by Seneca Falls Police Department on a bench warrant for not showing up to his pretrial court appearance.
He is currently jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail, $200,000 secured bond or $300,000 partially secured bond.
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