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Hatfield Borough Man Guilty of Attempted Murder in March 2013 Knife Attack

TAPintoNorthPenn.net Staff

Monday, June 23, 2014 • 7:41pm

A Hatfield Borough man has been found guilty of attempted murder in the March 2013 throat slashing and stabbing of his wife on Wheatfield Circle, reports The Reporter.

Thomas Troy Young, 50, faces a lengthy state sentence, per the report. 

Young stabbed and cut the throat, back, lung and face of his wife with a kitchen knife, choked her with a warmup shirt, and left her to die in her bathroom of her home on the 300 block of Wheatfield Circle. At the time of the attack, the victim's daugthers and brother were home.

Young's rage was set off by a Facebook post on March 9, 2013, in which his wife liked someone else's post. By 12:30 a.m. March 10, police said, the 33-year-old woman was found by emergency services personnel in a pool of blood in her master bath, near a blood-soaked pile of laundry.

According to the affidavit, Young told his wife he would use all "five knives" he had on her, before attempting to strangle her with the shirt. During the strangling, Young said, "I'm going to jail for a long time anyway," per the affidavit.

As she was being strangled, the woman fought for her life, kicking the floor to get the attention of her family downstairs, per the complaint. Through it, Young said, "Stop f---ing kicking and go to sleep!"

Young also threatened to kill the woman's children, because if he was going to jail for one murder, he might as well commit three or more murders, according to the affidavit. 

The victim was flown by PennStar helicopter to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said.

The woman's daughter told police that she heard an argument between her mother and Young. Young then came downstairs and took his daughter home, police said. The victim's daughter went upstairs and heard her mother calling for help. She unlocked the door and found "blood everywhere," according to the affidavit.      

A knife was on the floor next to her, police said.

Police said the stabbing occurred between 11 p.m. March 9 and midnight March 10.

Young admitted that he was responsible for the stabbing, but he did not know how many times the woman was stabbed, police said.

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