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Kauai man receives 10-year sentence in domestic violence, kidnapping case

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A 30-year-old Waimea man was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in prison in connection with the abuse and kidnapping of his then-wife at their home in September 2016, according to Kauai Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar.

David Alika Machado was accused of choking his wife and binding her eyes, arms and legs with duct tape when she tried to leave the house on Sept. 27, 2016.  Prosecutors say he repeatedly punched her rupturing one of her eardrums.

The victim was able to use her fingernails cut her bonds and run to a neighbor's house about 100 yards away.  Machado was arrested shortly thereafter.

“One can only imagine the terror that the victim in this case felt, lying on that floor, bound hand-and-foot, unable to see, in so much pain caused by someone she loved, and who she thought loved her,” said Kollar. “She thought he was going to come back to the house and kill her. We are grateful she found the strength to escape and for the quick assistance she received from her neighbor and from the Kaua'i Police Department. Domestic violence cannot be tolerated in our community and we will continue to vigorously prosecute these cases.”

Machado was also ordered to pay more than $9,000 in restitution and to the Hawai'i Crime Victim Compensation Commission.

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