A New York man convicted of stabbing a victim on the Sanibel Bridge will be sentenced next year


A New York man who originally faced sentencing Thursday for an April stabbing on the Sanibel Bridge won’t know his fate until next year.

On Oct. 30, Lee Circuit Judge Margaret Steinbeck postponed sentencing for Elijao Severa Hernandez, 40, to Jan. 8, court documents show. The jury convicted him Sept. 28, one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

On April 5, Sanibel Police responded to the Sanibel Bridge in reference to a 911 call alerting a person who had stabbed another person.

Officers learned that the accident occurred at a work site on Sandcastle Road. Severa Hernandez became involved in an argument with the victim and cut the victim using a box cutter.

Police said the victim and witness Severa Hernandez stopped at the same spot on Sanibel Road.

Previous coverage: A New York man has been convicted of stabbing a victim on the Sanibel C Bridge after an altercation

The victim and witness locked themselves in their car and called 911, authorities said.

All three were present when Sanibel police and first responders arrived. They treated the victim and Severa Hernandez for a wound on his arm.

Thomas Rodriguez is a breaking/live news reporter for the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. You can reach Thomas at TRodriguez@gannett.com or 772-333-5501. Contact him on topics @tomasfrobeltranInstagram @tomasfrobeltranFacebook @tomasrodrigueznews And Twitter @tomasfrobeltran.

This article originally appeared on the Naples Daily News: Sentencing reset to January in Sanibel Bridge stabbing case

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