A Camden man is facing an attempted murder charge for allegedly attacking his estranged wife with a meat cleaver and utility knife Thursday morning.

Fenton J. Carstarphen, 46, is being held at the Camden County Jail on $750,000 bail, the county prosecutor's office and Pennsauken police chief announced in a joint news release.

Carstarphen allegedly broke into his estranged wife's home on the 5500 block of Jefferson Avenue in Pennsauken around 7:30 a.m.

Prosecutors said he cut and stabbed the 46-year-old woman multiple times inside the residence and continued to assault her after she fled into the backyard.

Officers arrived to find Carstarphen standing over the victim and took him into custody at gunpoint, according to investigators.

The victim was rushed to Cooper University Hospital, where she was reported to be in stable condition Friday.

Carstarphen was recently tried in Camden County Superior Court for allegedly assaulting the same victim with a wooden baseball bat March 30, 2013, prosecutors said.

On Oct. 29, a jury found him not guilty of aggravated assault and weapons offenses, but convicted him of simple assault.

He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and immediately released based on time served.

In addition to the attempted murder offense, Carstarphen is also facing charges of burglary and violation of a restraining order in connection with the most recent case.

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