A Westchester County woman was hit with a 15-year jail sentence Thursday for trying to kill the 74-year-old man she married in a ploy to get US citizenship, prosecutors stated.
Olivia Raimo, 30, admitted that she pushed her sham husband and wedged him between his rest room and the wall on Jan. 24, 2020 — then slit his wrists with a straight razor, Westchester County prosecutors said in a press release.
Raimo, who’s from Jamaica, then barred the door to the man’s New Rochelle condo when the sufferer’s house well being care aide heard his screams and tried to come to his support.
The aide known as police, who rushed the man to Jacobi Hospital, the place he underwent two operations — however misplaced perform in his hand.
Prosecutor stated the assault got here after Raimo and the man met with a lawyer who instructed them that they’d have a tough time convincing federal immigration officers that their rip-off marriage was official.
The pair married in 2017 in a bid to have Raimo change into a citizen, the DA’s workplace stated.
She pleaded responsible to tried homicide within the case in November.