LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – Lauderhill Police say a couple got into a fight in their car in a Babies “R” Us parking lot.READ MORE: Officials: Man On American Airlines Flight From Guatemala Hitched Ride To Miami Inside Plane's Landing Gear
According to police the husband, Jorge Hernandez, stabbed his wife inside the car before she got out and fled.
He chased her, continuing to stab her before witnesses intervened and subdued Hernandez.
Officers arrived and placed Hernandez into custody.
Police spent more than an hour searching the Hernandez’s car.
Paramedics rushed his wife to North Broward Health with stab wounds.READ MORE: Assisted Living Facility In Lauderhill May Lose License After Woman Dies
Her injuries are severe but she is expected to survive, according to authorities.
“The witnesses did put themselves in harm’s way,” said Lauderhill Police Lt. Michael Santiago. “This man was yielding a box cutter. He could have turned it on them. They put themselves at severe risk.”
A police report says Hernandez told police that his wife was “putting voodoo on him and evil spirits.”
The report also says that Hernandez admitted that, “he wanted to and intended to kill the victim.”
Investigators say Hernandez asked his wife to meet him in the parking lot of the strip mall to “discuss their marriage.”MORE NEWS: Boca Raton Man Faces Charges In Fatal Crash That Killed Homestead Mom, Daughter On Thanksgiving Eve
Hernandez is being charged with attempted murder.