Woman pleads guilty to slitting husband’s wrist with razor

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WHITE PLAINS – A Jamaican woman who married a New Rochelle senior citizen to illegally obtain U.S. citizenship and then slit his wrist with a straight razor, pled guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

Olivia Raimo, 30, will be sentenced to 15 years in state prison with five years of post-release supervision.

On January 24, 2020, while in the victim’s New Rochelle home, Raimo pushed the 74-year, wedging him between the toilet seat and a wall, and then slit his wrist with a straight razor.

The victim’s home health aide arrived during the incident, but was refused entry by Raimo.

The aide called New Rochelle Police who entered the home after they heard the victim screaming from the bathroom.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where he underwent two0 surgeries to reattach the tendons in his arm. The attack resulted in the man losing all function in his hand.

Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah said the incident happened after Raimo and the victim, who married in 2017, met with an attorney to prepare for an interview with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to demonstrate their marriage was legitimate.

During the meeting, they were informed that they would have a hard time passing their marriage interview.

Police arrested Raimo on February 11, 2020 following an investigation.