Homeless man pleads guilty in Conn. kidnapping

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A homeless man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and slashing a Connecticut woman in an attack authorities say was arranged by her husband.

Forty-three-year-old Benjamin Serrano pleaded guilty to kidnapping, assault and conspiracy charges in Danbury Superior Court on Thursday, a day before his trial was to begin. The News-Times reports Serrano is expected to be sentenced to 14 years in prison April 24.

Prosecutors say the woman’s husband offered Serrano some beer to assault his wife, because he was angry about her friendship with another man during a fourth-month separation. Serrano abducted the woman in Danbury in July 2012 and slashed her in the face, leaving her with permanent scars.

Police say the husband, Segundo Fajardo, fled to his home country of Ecuador before they could arrest him.

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Information from: The News-Times

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