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Court documents: Big Island woman stabs boyfriend fearing for her life

Published On: Sep 04 2013 10:21:08 AM HST

Manaolanalani Lina Benford

HILO, Hawaii -

According to court documents, a woman says she stabbed her boyfriend in Pahoa after he threatened to kill her because a puppy defecated on his sofa.

Manaolanalani Lina Benford was arrested and later released after last month's stabbing death of Shane Kanoa Ah Chock Campbell.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday that court documents state Benford called 911, telling a dispatcher she stabbed Campbell and the she thought he was dead.

Court documents say police found a dagger with a 6-inch blade and dried blood.
Benford's 8-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter were there at the time.  According to the documents, the boy told police Campbell was beating his mother.

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