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Man accused of murdering wife awaits jury's decision

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The fate of a Kalihi man, accused of murdering his wife two years ago, is now in the hands of a jury. Attorneys delivered their closing arguments in Melchor Adviento's trial Thursday.

Prosecutors say he stabbed Erlinda Adviento, 44, 16 times because he thought she was cheating on him and was going to leave him.

The defendant testified he acted in self-defense when his wife came after him with two knives and stabbed him in the abdomen.

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