- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - An 81-year-old Hawaii woman was given a sentence of four years’ probation for wounding another woman with a kitchen knife, according to court records.

Natividad Domingo received credit for eight months already served in jail for the July 2018 stabbing of a 55-year-old woman in a parking lot in Kahului in northern Maui, the Maui News reported Thursday.

Domingo asked the other woman to loan her money and stabbed her in the lower right area of her abdomen when the woman said she did not have any, according to police.

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The knife, which was found nearby, had a 5-inch (13-centimeter) blade, police said.

The victim required surgery and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and continuing pain management issues, Deputy Prosecutor Carson Tani said.

“Before the assault, she was not taking any medication at all,” Tani said, “Now she’s taking 11 types of medication daily.”

Domingo “was having a hard life on the streets” and believed her money had been stolen by the victim, Deputy Public Defender Zach Raidmae said.

Domingo did not tell police the victim hit her in the chest, raising a self-defense claim that would have been used had the case gone to trial, Raidmae said.

Tani, the prosecutor, countered that the stabbing was not self-defense, but “basically an unprovoked assault” on the victim.


Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

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