HATCH, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Hatch man is accused of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his brother-in-law multiple times in the torso.
Dona Ana County Sheriff’s officials say 25-year-old Chris Martinez is being held with bond on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery against a household member and false imprisonment.
It was unclear Wednesday if he has a lawyer yet.
Authorities say Martinez went to his estranged wife’s apartment Tuesday afternoon and a confrontation ensued.
Witnesses say Martinez’s wife yelled to her family that Martinez was beating her and to call police.
The woman’s 23-year-old brother rushed inside the home and tried to intervene in the fight and was stabbed.
He was transported to a Las Cruces-area hospital and was treated for non life-threatening injuries.