AUGUSTA — An Augusta man accused of entering his estranged wife’s apartment while she slept and stabbing her 10 times made his initial court appearance Friday.

New details of the attack, which occurred Sunday, were revealed in an affidavit filed by Augusta Detective Christopher Blodgett for the arrest of 44-year-old David Delesline.

The victim, 35-year-old Amy L. Delesline, was sleeping in the bedroom of her York Street apartment when she heard something that sounded like a window opening from the entryway of the apartment, so she went to her bedroom door, according to the affidavit.

“Amy stated she opened her bedroom door to find David Delesline standing approximately five to six feet in front of her with his right hand behind his back,” Blodgett said. “Amy stated David did not speak and suddenly pulled out a knife from behind his back and began stabbing her. Amy stated she lifted up her arms in an attempt to protect herself, then she fell to her knees as David continued stabbing her. Amy stated she was pleading for her life when David suddenly ran from the apartment and out of the front door. It appears at this time that Amy has 10 stab wounds as a result of this incident.”

Delesline was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday by Augusta police. He had been on the run since Sunday.

The couple is married but are in the process of a divorce, according to Blodgett.

Amy Delesline was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and has since been released from the hospital, according to police.

David Delesline made his initial court appearance in Augusta Friday, where Judge Beth Dobson determined he would be held without bail.

Delesline said he has applied for a court-appointed attorney.

He is charged with elevated aggravated assault, a class A charge punishable by a maximum of 30 years in jail.

Police arrived at 6 York St. shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, where they saw a trail of blood leading away from the apartment building, according to the affidavit The floor of the apartment was covered with blood.

Amy Delesline’s two sons were in the apartment at the time of the incident. One of them told police he was sleeping when he heard a struggle in the kitchen, according to the affidavit. He woke up and saw blood on the kitchen floor, and saw his mother leave the apartment through the front door screaming and yelling for help. Police wouldn’t give the ages of the sons, but said they are juvenile.

Another man who was in the apartment said David Delesline stabbed Amy and fled the area.

David Delesline has a history of domestic violence, according to court records, including a domestic violence assault conviction, against his first wife, Kara, after a May 11, 2008 attack. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with all but 44 days suspended, and two years’ probation in that case.

Keith Edwards — 621-5647
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