Archive for Saturday, October 27, 2012

Woman sentenced to probation in connection with July stabbing

October 27, 2012


A 32-year-old Lawrence woman was sentenced to a two-year probation term Friday in connection with a stabbing in July.

Matilda Ornelas pleaded no contest to aggravated battery July 30 as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

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.

During sentencing, prosecutors told Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin the man asked that Ornelas not receive jail or prison time.


toe 1 year, 5 months ago

This guys prospects for female companionship must be pretty low.


bearded_gnome 1 year, 5 months ago

two years probation?

did money change hands?


smitty 1 year, 5 months ago

Isn't Judge Paula Martin on the ballot for retention? Vote her out or vote her in based on her record.

There are about three columns of judges up for retention. Do your homework and vote.


Number_1_Grandma 1 year, 5 months ago

probation for stabbing someone in the torso? Good thing he wasn't carrying a bag of weed or he really could have gotten jail time. Judicial system in Lawrence sux.


classclown 1 year, 5 months ago

Is there an editor in the house?


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