Husband Accused of Trying to Kill Wife

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A man from Wayne County faces attempted murder and other charges after an argument with his wife.

Police were called to the home of Jesus Martinez-Escobar on Main Street in Honesdale early Friday morning after an argument between Martinez-Escobar and his wife.

Investigators said he tried to strangle his wife with an electric cord. When a family member interrupted, Martinez-Escobar stabbed himself in the chest, then left the apartment.

Martinez-Escobar is being treated at a hospital in Scranton.  His wife was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital for treatment.