Jamaican woman sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder of 74-year-old American man

Jamaican woman, 30, gets 15 years in prison for using RAZOR to slit the wrist of American husband, 74, to kill him after being told they would have a ‘hard time’ getting her a green card to get

  • Olivia Raimo, 30, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after accepting a plea deal for the attempted murder of her husband Richard Raimo, 74, in 2020
  • She cut Richard’s wrist with a straight razor at their home in New Rochelle, New York, after sticking him between the wall and the toilet.
  • His health aide called the police after Olivia refused to let them in and they didn’t recognize her
  • He was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and underwent two surgeries to reattach the tendons. He has no function in that hand now
  • She tried to kill him after a lawyer told them they would have a ‘difficult’ passing their marriage test



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A Jamaican woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for using a razor to cut her American husband’s wrist in an attempt to kill him after a lawyer warned them it would be ‘difficult’ to get her a green card .

Olivia Raimo, 30, of Jamaica, was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in prison after accepting a plea deal for the attempted murder of her husband Richard Raimo, 74, whom she married in 2017 to gain permanent resident status.

She will also have to serve another five years as a post-release supervisor.

Olivia cut Richard’s wrist with a “razor blade” in the bathroom of their New Rochelle, New York, home in January 2020 after she “clamped it between the toilet seat and a wall,” the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office said.

When his home helper arrived at the home, Olivia refused to let them in.

Olivia Raimo, 30, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the attempted murder of her husband Richard Raimo, 74, after she pinned him between the toilet and the wall and slit his wrist in their New Rochelle apartment (January 2020). photo) They were told they would most likely fail their marriage test, jeopardizing her chances of US citizenship

Olivia Raimo, 30, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the attempted murder of her husband Richard Raimo, 74, after she pinned him between the toilet and the wall and slit his wrist in their New Rochelle apartment (January 2020). photo) They were told that they would most likely fail their marriage test, jeopardizing her chances of US citizenship

The health aide, who did not recognize Olivia, then called the police, who entered the house after hearing the victim’s “screaming from the bathroom.”

He was transported to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx and was bleeding profusely from his wrist. Richard underwent two operations to “reattach the tendons in his arms” and he lost “all functions in his hand,” the OM reported.

Olivia, who is not a citizen of the United States, was arrested on February 11, 2020 after a police investigation and was later discovered trying to kill her husband after being told they would be “hard to get through their marriage interview.”

The couple married in 2017 and had met with a lawyer to prepare for an interview with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to “prove that their marriage was legitimate.”

He was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, where he underwent two surgeries to reattach the tendons to his hand.  He lost all functions in his hand

He was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, where he underwent two surgeries to reattach the tendons to his hand.  He lost all functions in his hand

He was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx, where he underwent two surgeries to reattach the tendons to his hand. He lost all functions in his hand

Raimo used a razor to cut her elderly husband's wrist, causing him to lose all function in one of his hands (file photo)

Raimo used a razor to cut her elderly husband's wrist, causing him to lose all function in one of his hands (file photo)

Raimo used a razor to cut her elderly husband’s wrist, causing him to lose all function in one of his hands (file photo)

To apply for US citizenship through a spouse, applicants must reside legally in the US for three years.

In addition, applicants must be of ‘good moral character’ and have a basic understanding of the UK and US government.

Obtaining US citizenship is a multi-step process that takes years, including fingerprints, photo identification, interviews, and taking an oath of allegiance to the country.

DailyMail.com has contacted the Westchester District Attorney and the Raimo family for further comment.

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