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Georgetown man, 52, faces attempted murder charges

September 23, 2013
Albert Norman SOURCE DELAWARE STATE POLICE

A 52-year-old Georgetown man faces attempted murder charges after police say he stabbed his 37-year-old wife Sept. 22.

Albert Norman and his wife were talking about ending their relationship when Norman suddenly began stabbing his wife in the back with a knife, said Master Cpl. Gary Fournier of the Delaware State Police.

The couple's two children, 15 and 14, intervened and helped their mother hide at a neighbor's home, Fournier said. However, Norman followed them next door and threatened to stab the 57-year-old neighbor before Norman drove away, Fournier said.

Emergency operations received a call at 8:12 p.m. about a stabbing incident at a home in the 12000 block of Seashore Highway; Norman drove himself to Troop 4 in Georgetown and turned himself in, Fournier said.

Police charged Norman with first-degree attempted murder, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, terroristic threatening and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is held at Sussex Correctional Institution without bail.

The wife was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she underwent surgery for her wounds. She is in serious but stable condition.