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Man Charged With Killing Wife Arraigned At Hospital

Boston Medical Center. (Gretchen Ertl /AP)
Boston Medical Center. (Gretchen Ertl /AP)

A Massachusetts man charged with fatally stabbing his wife and then trying to kill himself while their two children were at home has pleaded not guilty.

Ilton Rodrigues was held without bail at his arraignment Monday, which took place in his room at Boston Medical Center, where he continues to recover from his injuries.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Rodrigues stabbed 43-year-old Telma Bras in their Stoughton apartment at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says the couple's 17-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son were at home but weren't hurt.

The prosecutor at Monday's arraignment said when officers arrived at the scene Rodrigues still had a knife protruding from his body.

Rodrigues' attorney, Joseph Krowski, deferred arguing for bail citing a language barrier between himself and Rodrigues, who speaks Portuguese.

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