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No contest plea entered in stabbing

July 30, 2012


A 32-year-old Lawrence woman has pleaded no contest to aggravated battery related to a stabbing as part of a domestic incident earlier this month.

According to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, Matilda Ornelas entered the plea Friday to one count of aggravated battery of intentional physical contact with a deadly weapon.

Lawrence police had said Ornelas was arrested days after a 37-year-old Lawrence man was taken on July 12 to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with two stab wounds to his torso. Police determined the man was stabbed in connection with an earlier disturbance in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street. The man’s injuries required surgery.

District Judge Paula Martin is scheduled to sentence Ornelas at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27.


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