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Officials: Man Stabbed Wife Multiple Times

A judge ordered that Roberto Vargas be held without bail.

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Police say a Vermont man has been charged with stabbing his wife multiple times and leaving her to die at their home.

The Caledonian Record reports 53-year-old Roberto Vargas, of Newport, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon.

A judge ordered that he be held without bail.

Police say Vargas assaulted 47-year-old Jane Vargas in April after an argument about babysitting. Jane Vargas told police that her husband was intoxicated.

Police say she was bleeding heavily from a gash in her neck and also bleeding from an abdomen wound.

Prosecutors say Roberto Vargas has a history of domestic violence.

Defense attorney Zachery Weight says his office may ask for bail at a future hearing.

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