Manuel Marroquin pleaded not guilty to an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge Monday in connection with the attack.
The victim, a 29-year-old woman, was found by passers-by at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday in a pool of blood. She was taken to a hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Authorities say the 26-year-old Marroquin and the victim knew each other and the attack occurred inside his home.
Marroquin told investigators that the woman tried to rob him.
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