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DA: Man convicted of slashing woman in her Deer Park home

Adam Whitfield, 31, of Brooklyn, was found guilty

Adam Whitfield, 31, of Brooklyn, was found guilty of second-degree assault on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, after a bench trial in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. Whitfield slashed a Deer Park woman in her home in 2015, prosecutors said. Credit: NCDA

A Brooklyn man was convicted Wednesday of slashing a Deer Park woman in her home in 2015, prosecutors said.

Adam Whitfield, 31, of Park Place, was found guilty of second-degree assault after a bench trial in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Whitfield used a folding knife to slash the woman in her Crossway Drive home on Oct. 6, 2015, causing a cut to her right cheek that required eight stitches, Spota said in a news release.

“Whitfield told police officers that he ‘just wanted to talk to her, but (the situation) got out of hand,’ ” Spota said.

Whitfield faces up to 7 years in prison at his scheduled May 3 sentencing by State Supreme Court Justice Richard Ambro.

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