20-year-old man charged with stabbing ex-girlfriend
By John McPhaul
The Carolina Prosecutor’s Office of the Department of Justice on Thursday filed charges of attempted femicide, in violation of Law 54, and violation of the Weapons Law against Luis Raúl Nieves O’Farrill, who is suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend in Carolina.
According to the investigation, the 20-year-old man and resident of Trujillo Alto allegedly used a multi-purpose knife, repeatedly stabbing the 21-year-old victim, causing injuries to various parts of her body.
Prosecutors Solimar Rosa Rodríguez and Jesús Peluyera Berríos from the Specialized Unit for Domestic Violence, Sexual Crimes and Child Abuse represented the prosecutor in a hearing that took place Thursday afternoon in Carolina Superior Court.
The crime investigation was conducted by an agent of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau’s Domestic Violence Unit, Manuel Cruz Carlo, along with the Carolina Municipal Police.
According to the police, the individual insisted on seeing the victim to give her some belongings and as they sat inside a vehicle in Carolina’s Jardines de Borinquen urbanization, differences between the two arose. It was at that moment when the subject hit the young woman and inflicted the stab wounds.
The woman ran from the car and was transported to a hospital where she was diagnosed with six wounds or injuries to her cheekbone, the back of her neck, and her arm and chest. Her condition was listed as stable early Thursday.
After the events, Carolina municipal police arrested the suspect in the attack, identified as Nieves O’Farril, on highway 858 in the Cacao neighborhood of Carolina.