Man Stabbed 6 Times, Two Charged
Utica, NY (WIBX) - A 57-year-old man continues to recover after being stabbed six times in his own home.
Police say Victor Talerico underwent surgery for a punctured lung following the Saturday morning incident.
Miki Mertens, 22, and 63-year-old Joe Vitale, both of Utica, have been arrested.
Mertens is accused of attempted murder and robbery. Vitale faces a single charge of robbery.
Police say the victim was robbed of money and believe he was acquainted with his attackers.
The investigation is ongoing.