Saturday, December 18, 2010

Woman stabs self blames partner.

A Northland woman has been sentenced to five months' home detention after she stabbed herself with a small pair of scissors and blamed her partner because she believed he was having an affair.
Erica Moana Murphy-Hodge was sentenced in Whangarei District Court yesterday after earlier admitting attempting to pervert the course of justice, the Northern Advocate reported.
Her partner Robert Joseph Hodge spent three days in Ngawha Prison in March and waited two months for the case to go to court after he was charged with assault with a stabbing/cutting instrument, contravening a protection order, threatening to kill, male assaults female and possession of an offensive weapon.
In May Murphy-Hodge confessed to police she stabbed herself in the arm with nail scissors in an attempt to get him in to trouble. She believed he had been having an affair.

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