Cumbrian woman cleared of stabbing ex-partner in bottom
Last updated at 13:18, Saturday, 03 March 2012
A woman wept after a Carlisle Crown Court jury cleared her of stabbing her estranged partner in the buttock with a kitchen knife.
The court earlier heard Gary Woodward claim that 52-year-old Caroline Hodder deliberately injured him after he refused to help her prepare food for a christening party.
The jury returned a not guilty verdict on the allegation that she had assaulted him, causing actual bodily harm.
Miss Hodder said that Mr Woodward had been drinking and accidentally backed on to the knife while she was cutting up onions.
She told the jury the wound he suffered was not as bad as he had claimed.
At the time of the incident, in March last year, she and Mr Woodward jointly owned a bungalow in Kirkby Stephen.
First published at 09:04, Saturday, 03 March 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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