84-year-old pleads not guilty to stabbing wife


An 84-year-old Pacifica man pleaded not guilty Monday in a Redwood City courtroom to attempting to kill his wife with a knife, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Tony Gocksue Lee allegedly stabbed his wife of 54 years seven times in the neck, abdomen, thigh and hand in their home in the 400 block of Griffin Avenue in Pacifica on July 13, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Lee then allegedly told a family member who called as she was on her way to bring the couple dinner that he had killed his 72-year-old wife for “bugging” him and not loving him anymore, prosecutors said.

When police arrived, the victim was bleeding on the dining room floor and Lee again said that he had killed her, according to the district attorney’s office.

The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment and survived the attack. Lee is being held in custody without bail, prosecutors said.

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