A former Prince George's County corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in a brutal attack on his wife.
The state attorney's office described the crime Monday while announcing the plea by 46-year-old Armando Quispe Rodriguez.
Prosecutors say Keyia Rodriguez was asleep when her husband began hitting and stabbing her, and tried to escape, but he handcuffed her to a railing in the basement and bound her ankles. Then he kept stabbing her, a total of 23 times, and put a bag on her head and a belt around her neck in an attempt to suffocate her.
She didn't die, however, and Armando Rodriguez eventually called 911 to their home in Bryans Road, calling it a "domestic situation."
"It was definitely torture," police spokesperson Diane Richardson told News4 after the arrest.
He faces life in prison at sentencing in August.
Rodriguez worked at the Department of Corrections in Prince George's County for 19 years. He was put on leave without pay after his arrest.