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Man Hit by Car after Attempting to Kill Ex-Wife Apprehended

Our Criminal Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale recently reported on a crime occurring in Hollywood Florida whereby a man was hit by a car after stabbing his ex-wife. The Sun Sentinel report today that a suspect has been apprehended and charged with kidnapping, stalking and felony murder. A Broward County magistrate judge ordered Jorge Ruiz held without bond pending the resolution of the case.

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Ruiz is alleged to have appeared at his ex-wife’s residence, stabbed her repeatedly and then fled on a bicycle. It was during his fleeing the scene of the crime that he was struck by the automobile. The accused and ex-wife were taken to the same hospital whereby the victim to the case positively identified the assailant. Jean Ruiz, the victim had filed for restraining order against her ex-husband following an alleged incident of domestic violence. It is alleged that this restraining order was violated on at least two occasions at the victim’s place of employment.

More information about this case or applicable Florida Criminal Law governing it contact attorney William R. Moore at (954) 523-5333.

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