Hawaii woman changes plea to no contest in fatal stabbing
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - A woman has changed her plea to a charge she killed one person in a double stabbing in a Hawaii Island park.
West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday that 19-year-old Kaleianuenue Borero-Kaluna entered a plea of no contest to manslaughter Tuesday.
Court documents say prosecutors dropped attempted first-degree and attempted second-degree murder charges in exchange for the plea due to extreme mental or emotional disturbance.
Authorities say Borero-Kaluna killed 35-year-old Marie Lyn Boyles at Whittington Beach Park April 26.
Authorities say she also wounded her 36-year-old boyfriend during the encounter.
Both victims suffered multiple stab wounds.
Officials say Borero-Kaluna was eight months pregnant at the time of the stabbings.
She faces up to 20 years in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for Dec. 6.