Waipahu man 'very, very, very sorry' for stabbing wife, receives 10-year prison term

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man who stabbed his wife while she was sleeping at their Waipahu home in 2009 says he's "very, very, very sorry" for the unprovoked attack, and that "it won't happen anymore."

Mary Grace Sol, 42, broke down in tears as her husband, Herminio Sol, 65, apologized repeatedly at his sentencing Tuesday.

"I take full responsibility," Herminio Sol told the court. "I'm really, really sorry, very sorry. I ask my wife for forgiveness and all the rest of my family, my children. I miss them so much."

The defendant was originally charged with attempted murder, but pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of first-degree attempted assault. Prosecutors say he was suffering from "major depression" when he plunged a knife into his wife, who was sleeping with their young children at the time.

The victim recovered from stab wounds to her arm and collarbone area.

Circuit Judge Karen Ahn handed down a 10-year prison sentence as part of the plea deal. Herminio Sol was also ordered to pay $8,462.58 for his wife's medical expenses.

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