A man set to go on trial for repeatedly stabbing his wife in their Binghamton home has pleaded guilty to seven felony counts.

According to the Broome County District Attorney's Office, 36-year-old Mike Rivera Jr. entered the pleas in court Wednesday.

Rivera pleaded guilty to attempted murder, assault and attempted assault. He also pleaded guilty to sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and two counts of strangulation.

Investigators had said Rivera's wife sustained several stab wounds and other injuries in the December 16 attack at a Berlin Street residence in Binghamton's First Ward.

Police apprehended Rivera on Floral Avenue on the West Side.

According to a Broome County grand jury indictment, Rivera "attempted to cause the death" of the woman using a knife. He also had been accused of restraining and strangling her as well as subjecting her to sexual contact.

Rivera is scheduled to be sentenced on August 31.

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