El Paso Man Indicted for Stabbing Incident on Fort Bliss
In El Paso, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging 26-year-old Christopher Delgado for allegedly hitting his girlfriend with his fist then stabbing her with a knife multiple times while on Fort Bliss on November 26, 2020, announced U.S. Attorney Gregg N. Sofer and FBI Special Agent in Charge Luis Quesada, El Paso Division.
The indictment charges Delgado with one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and one count of assault by striking, beating or wounding. According to court documents, Delgado was driving when the victim asked to be taken home. Delgado struck the victim with a closed fist and she struck him back. Delgado pulled over, reached for a knife in the door of his vehicle and stabbed his victim multiple times before pushing her out of his car.
Motorists saw the victim on the edge of Highway 375 and called emergency services. She was treated for stab wounds at a local hospital.
Delgado faces up to 10 years in federal prison upon conviction of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He faces up to one year in federal prison upon conviction for assault by striking, beating or wounding.
The FBI conducted this investigation with assistance from the Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID). Assistant U.S. Attorney Herbert Bunton, III, is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
It is important to note that an indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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