New Jersey father admits to accidentally stabbing adult son

A northern New Jersey father admitted to accidentally stabbing his 27-year-old son in the chest during an argument reportedly over their shared romantic interests in

New Jersey father admits to accidentally stabbing adult

New Jersey father admits to accidentally stabbing adult son

DOVER - A northern New Jersey father admitted to accidentally stabbing his 27-year-old son in the chest during an argument reportedly over their shared romantic interests in a woman.

Forty-five-year-old Jose Pedraza-Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Pedraza-Rodriguez and his son were arguing in his Dover home on Dec. 26, 2014 when the confrontation became physical.

Pedraza-Rodriguez told Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz he was holding a knife when he pushed his son and the blade inadvertently pierced his son's chest.

Police found Pedraza-Rodriguez's son parked in a car on the side of a road after he was overcome by his injury while driving to a hospital.

Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Schellhorn has recommended probation for Pedraza-Rodriguez when he is sentenced Sept. 25.

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