Dishwasher gets 8-9 years in stabbing of chef #FACTS AUG. 17, 2018 A former #dishwasher at a popular #Peabody restaurant was sentenced to eight to nine years in prison Wednesday by a #Salem Superior Court judge, after pleading guilty to #stabbing his boss last fall
Rogerio Thomaz Dos Reis Silva, 19, formerly of Peabody, was charged in the Nov. 19 attack that left #CenturyHouse #headchef #PaulMarques 52, with life-altering internal injuries
Prosecutor James Gubitose on Wednesday described how Marques, who was partially disemboweled in the stabbing, has undergone three operations and continues to undergo additional medical procedures as a result of the severe injuries he sustained when he was stabbed
Marques was trying to show Silva how to do something and brought him to an area of the restaurant, where Silva stabbed him, Gubitose told Salem Superior Court Judge Thomas Drechsler
The #chef fell to the ground, grabbing a cart to try to shield himself from the knife in Silva's hands, which he kept swinging, Gubitose said
Two other employees heard the commotion and intervened
The incident happened on a busy Sunday afternoon at the restaurant, a landmark along Route 114 in Peabody
Silva's attorney, Meredith Reeves, told the judge that Silva "accepts responsibility for his actions and for the damage he has caused." "There's no minimizing the impact this has had on you, Mr. Marques," Drechsler told the victim.
The charges included attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, and assault with a dangerous weapon. Silva could have received up to 40 years in prison if he'd gone to trial and been found guilty.
But after a conference in May, where the prosecutor requested a slightly longer nine- to 10-year term and Silva's attorney requested three to five years, Drechsler proposed the eight- to nine-year sentence
Silva, a native of #Brazil also faces deportation after his sentence #FOODNINFO #FOODNETWORK #TRUECOOKS #NYC #LAEATS #FOODIE #FOODANDWINE #LEFOODING #CHEFLIFE #NETFLIX #BONAPPETIT #VICELAND #SAFOODIE #SFEATS #BOSTON