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Police: Chicago Man Tracked Down & Stabbed Estranged Wife In Mass.

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Jose Antonio Rivera

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UXBRIDGE (CBS) – A 66-year-old Chicago man is facing attempted murder charges in Massachusetts after police say he tracked down his estranged wife in Douglas, Massachusetts and tried to kill her.

Police say Jose Antonio Rivera traveled from Chicago to Bristol, Connecticut to stay with his daughter who lived there.

While he was in Bristol, investigators say he convinced one of his grandchildren to tell him where the victim was staying.

He allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife, hopped in his daughter’s car without permission, and drove from the home to where the 63-year-old victim was staying in Douglas.

Police say after a short conversation, Rivera stabbed the victim in the shoulder. Officials say a family friend was able to wrestle the knife away from him.

The victim is expected to recover.

Rivera also faces charges of Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 years old. He’s is being held on$50,000 cash bail.

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