Food isn’t always the easiest thing to put down. Look at me! I just polished off my second slice of pizza while I write this…good thing my husband isn’t crazy!
Unfortunately, this woman wasn’t as lucky. While she was eating cereal for breakfast her husband became so disgusted with his wife that he took his knife to her bulging gut twice, and then started screaming at her that she was already too fat. Poor thing.
She managed to escape him and call for help. When the police arrived Mr. Patel brought them to another room and admitted to stabbing his wife because she was too fat and handed over the weapon he had used.
His wife was immediately taken to hospital and treated for two stab wounds
The most infuriating part is what the judge did for the man out of sympathy for his condition.
Mr. Patel pleaded no contest to felony charges of attempted second-degree murder and criminal threat in March 2016 and an evaluation of his mental health was ordered before the sentencing could take place.
During the evaluation, it emerged that Mr. Patel suffered from bipolar disorder and the illness was aggravated further by his alcohol addiction.
It was also recommended by the doctor who performed the evaluation that if Mr. Patel stops drinking and regularly takes his medication, it is less likely that he will offend again.
In a turn of events, his wife turned up to court to support him and has said that she has forgiven him for stabbing her.
His defense lawyer, John Kerns, told the court that his family would be under immense strain and suffer if Patel was sentenced to prison.
Kerns said that if Navinkumar was sent to prison, with him being from the Hindu culture and community, his wife and children would be ‘ostracised.’
Many of Patel’s family members wrote letters to Fairchild, requesting the judge to sentence Patel to probation.
Kerns, described the case as “unusual, to say the least.”
Kerns said, that the family was also willing to ensure that he continues to remain sober and sticks to his medication regimen for his bipolar disorder
Judge Fairchild addressed one of Patel’s cousins and asked if they can really make sure he will be looked after.
“I think it’s going to take a community to make his sobriety stick,” stated Fairchild.
The Judge completely agreed with Kerns that the specific case is unusual and said: “The cultural part of it is very significant in this case.”
The District Attorney CJ Rieg argued that a presumptive prison sentence is what Patel’s conviction justifies. But, Fairchild countered him saying that the law allows him to depart from those guidelines with ‘substantial and compelling reason.’
Fairchild then sentenced Patel to serve probation under the terms to be set in the next hearing.
“I want the recommendation of the office that’s going to be supervising him before I impose any conditions.”
I for one think that this guy is dangerous even if he is mental and it isn’t entirely his fault, that doesn’t make him any less of a threat to his family or the general public.
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