Man stabs wife 24 times over divorce

San Juan police are investigating an attempted murder case where a man stabbed his soon to be ex-wife 24 times.

It happened at the 1500 block of Scotty Street sometime before 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police Chief Juan Gonzalez tells Action 4 News a man stabbed his wife 24 times then stabbed himself multiple times.

The incident started as the couple argued about their divorce.

Chief Gonzalez said the husband asked officers to kill him when they found him hiding underneath the house.

Police were able to taze and subdue him.

Both the victim and the suspect were taken to the hospital and are in serious condition.

Police are guarding the suspect; he is facing attempted murder and resisting arrest charges.

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