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Archive for Monday, July 16, 2012

Lawrence woman arrested in connection with stabbing

July 16, 2012, 12:44 p.m. Updated July 16, 2012, 4:47 p.m.

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Police on Sunday arrested a 32-year-old Lawrence woman who is a suspect in a stabbing reported last week related to a domestic disturbance.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said officers located the woman, Matilda Ornelas, about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street.

Police said last Thursday that a 37-year-old Lawrence man was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with two stab wounds to his torso. Officers thought he was stabbed in connection with an earlier disturbance in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street.

McKinley said Monday he did not have an update on the victim’s condition but that the man’s injuries did require surgery.

Douglas County prosecutors later Monday filed an aggravated battery charge against Ornelas. A judge set her bond at $10,000, and she is next scheduled to appear in court Thursday in front of District Judge Paula Martin.

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