Man who waved knife at officer on I-75 sentenced to 11 years in jail

Posted at 3:29 PM, Jul 13, 2016

CINCINNATI -- The man who waved a large knife around while walking down I-75 in March was found guilty of felonious assault and sentenced to 11 years.

Javier Pablo Aleman, 46, pleaded guilty to felonious assault Wednesday after he demanded to be killed while staggering down I-75 with a knife.

The March 29 incident closed the highway for several hours and raised questions about why the man, suspected in a fatal stabbing three weeks ago in Maryland, was in the area.

Body camera footage from Glendale Police Officer Josh Hilling shows Aleman getting confrontational when Hilling tried to pat him down. Hilling shot Aleman once in the abdomen after he failed to comply multiple times.

Aleman was wanted in connection to the March 17 stabbing death of Victor Adolfo Serrano, 51.

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Police said Serrano was found suffering multiple stab wounds in Dundalk, Maryland and was pronounced dead at the scene. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the knife Aleman waved at Hilling was likely the murder weapon used in Dundalk.