Scottish woman stabbed by husband she met on Caribbean holiday

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A former hotel entertainer from the Dominican Republic has been convicted of trying to murder the Scottish woman he married after a holiday romance.

Jose Garcia, 28, reportedly stabbed Fiona Garcia, 40, in the chest after a row about sending money home to his family, reports the BBC.

A jury convicted him of attempted murder at the High Court in Glasgow, and sentencing was deferred.

Jose denied trying to kill her at their home in East Kilbride on 19 July 2013.

In February 2011, Mrs Garcia received a £43,000 redundancy payout, after which the couple married abroad before Jose moved to her home in East Kilbride.

The court heard that Fiona paid off Jose's family's debts, but on the day of the stabbing, they had been arguing about him sending more money than they had agreed.

Jose denied attacking his wife, and claimed he accidentally stabbed her when he picked up the knife and turned around to face her in the kitchen.

After he was convicted, temporary judge Michael O'Grady QC told Garcia it was an appalling and disturbing crime that his wife survived "no thanks to him", reports the Herald Scotland.

The judge said: "It was a cold blooded attack with a lethal weapon on your wife".

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