Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend Rejects Deal

September 06, 2018 - 8:20 am

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, seriously injuring her best friend, then fleeing with his 6-year-old daughter has rejected a plea deal that would have sent him to prison for 50 years.

The Connecticut Post reports that Oscar Hernandez simply said "no" when a judge Wednesday asked him whether the deal was acceptable.

Authorities say Hernandez stabbed Nidia Gonzalez and her friend in the couple's Bridgeport apartment in February 2017, then took off with their daughter, setting off a three-state search that ended when he crashed his car in central Pennsylvania.

He's charged with murder, attempted murder, first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. He pleaded not guilty and is being held on $2 million bail.

If convicted, he faces more than 100 years in prison.