Kitchen stabbing chef sentenced

A chef who admitted a serious knife attack on a colleague in the kitchen of Franco’s Italian Restaurant in Wigan last year has been sent to prison.

Judge David Aubrey at Liverpool Crown Court sentenced Giuseppe Maragioglio to 19 months for inflicting grievous bodily harm on Franco’s head chef, Carlos Neto.

According to Wigan Today, Judge Aubrey said of Maragioglio: “You told a probation officer, ‘I just lost it’ and that is precisely what happened.

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“The red mist descended. I accept at the time you had the knife in your hand for lawful purposes, but you stabbed your victim in the chest causing a considerable wound and it could have had fatal consequences.”

The incident took place on 27 September last year, when Neto was rushed to North Manchester General Hospital suffering from five stab wounds to the left side of his stomach, left arm and to his head. He needed surgery for his injuries which included a punctured lung.

The court also heard that the defendant had failed to attend a hearing recently as he had gone to Italy to see his 85-year-old sick mum before returning to be sentenced.

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