A wheelchair-bound East Ridge man charged with stabbing his wife in the neck pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated assault.
Labryant Tryell McClendon, 30, had been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Prosecutor Lance Pope said McClendon will get a prison sentence of 6-10 years. He must serve 35 percent of the sentence before he is eligible for parole consideration.
Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman on Sept. 25 will determine the exact sentence and how it will be served.
Prosecutor Pope said McClendon believed his wife was having an affair and they got into an argument over the issue. He said McClendon, who was heavily intoxicated, then attacked her with a knife. He said her daughter summoned help.
As police were approaching, McClendon somehow lifted himself out of his wheelchair and to a second-story window. He dropped from the window and was found lying below the window by officers in the incident June 5, 2011, at the Thrippence Apartments on Fountain Avenue.
Police found the wife with a large cut to the left side of her neck. She was unable to communicate with officers and was initially in critical condition.