GUILTY PLEA IN STABBING AT SCHOOL

hot-topic rightA Red Bank man admitted Monday that he intended to kill his former girlfriend when he stabbed her at the borough primary school in December, 2008, the Asbury Park Press reports.

Twenty-four-year-old Jorge Vargas-Mancilla of West Bergen Place, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated assault. He faces a possible 15-year prison term when he is sentenced in state Superior Court in Freehold in December, the newspaper says.

From the Press:

Under questioning from Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Matthew Bogner, Vargas-Mancilla admitted he stabbed Carmen Corona in the torso, neck and back. He also said he brandished the knife at two school employees when they approached him.

Prosecutors have said Corona, 21, was stabbed soon after she dropped off their 5-year-old daughter at Red Bank Primary School on River Street on Dec. 3, 2008.

The school principal, Richard Cohen, and guidance counselor, Karl Parker, stopped the attack on school grounds. Cohen grabbed the knife and Parker knocked Vargas-Mancilla down and held him until police arrived, school employees have said.

The school nurse, Teresa Ullmann, treated the victim at the scene until paramedics and first aid squad members arrived. Corona was then taken to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank for additional treatment, authorities have said.

Students in the pre-kindergarten through third-grade school already were inside the building when the attack began.

Here’s a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor describing the plea: 10-19-10-vargas-mancilla-guilty-plea